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Gratitude for You

Father—my source and my provider, Thank you for the ways you pour your love into my life, the love I feel from sunshine on my face, the love I feel from the support of friends, the love I feel from…

I will write my law on their hearts.

Teaching math has a way of bringing up interesting interactions and emotions. I have said many times that the more significant work I do is with the psychology of a student and not with math. When I am working with…

Most Important

What is your most important thing? Sometimes what we say is our most important thing differs from what our actions say. Jesus boiled all the complexities of Torah down to loving God and loving others as the most important thing.…

Crumbs on a Rock

This past summer I did a lot of landscaping in my yard. Part of it involved setting stepping stones into place. More than once I found myself trying to move a rock that just would not budge. Then I would…

Break a Rule

The theme for OTC faculty this year is “Break a Rule”. When this was first introduced, there were a good amount of uncertainties surrounding it. People don’t really need to be encouraged to break the rules. Or do they? We…

Sometimes Love Loses

A few years ago I read a book called Love Works by Joel Manby. It’s a pretty good book, but I think my favorite part is the title. Love Works. I like that. I’ve never been one to take words…

The One Who Is Greater

I can go to two extremes when it comes to names (and most things, really). I sometimes think that names are insignificant, just a label, a mental handle. They don’t define us; they reference us. On the other extreme, I…

Boxes

I’ve helped a lot of people move lately, and I’ve noticed that no matter the person or how much stuff they have, moving is challenging. There is the physical task of hauling all that stuff to a new location, but…

Lines in the Sands of Time


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Lines in the Sands of Time

I’m going to let the teacher in me show with this post by employing some active learning. What I want you to do is find five rocks and put them in order left to right from your least favorite to…

Letting Go

I tend to be inclined towards self-improvement. I suppose we probably all are, but I can get myself tangled up in it. I all too often throw a friend for a loop by asking, “What do you think I need…