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Mar 2017

James Washburn and His Family

Friday, March 03, 2017

Since I am at a conference, I will be missing the celebration tomorrow of this amazing young man, James, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 26. James is one of our original church members of our iKids partnership program with TRBC. When the program was

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Apr 2015

One Champion

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week I received an email from a student asking why I haven’t blogged here in a while.  I honestly didn’t think anyone would notice.  :)  I’ve been busy these days with family, friends, and work.  And I’ve also been enjoying my Women of Faith blogs.  So you can look

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Jan 2014

Jerry Falwell Library

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    “Give me a lever long enough… and single handed I can move the world”.   Peter Senge   Today, I had the honor of watching the grand opening of the Jerry Falwell Library.  Being in academics, it’s amazing to see such a state of the art library being built

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Sep 2013

Thoughts on Common Core

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

As the debates seem to continue about Common Core Standards, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the matter here.  This discussion is an attempt to explain the controversy rather than to push a point of view.  I prefer that our students and others think critically about these ideas and

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Aug 2013

Sound of Feet

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I started becoming aware of this when I decided in my teen years that I needed to escape my family and four sisters fighting for a single bathroom and I moved myself to the basement bedroom.  It was next to the stairs and it sometimes seemed an earthquake was coming

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Jul 2013

Demolition Begins on School of Education

Friday, July 19, 2013

It’s hard to not be sentimental when I see the various machinery and barriers closing in on the School of Education.  I imagine most of us from the School of Education would agree that it is a bitter sweet ending of an era.   My family left Miami, FL and moved

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Jun 2013

Random Thoughts on Being an Introvert

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I should start that folks are often shocked that I’m introverted.   When they think about it, I think it makes sense to them.  There’s a reason I’m always hard to find in person, why I’m fast on email and slow to the phone, why I don’t frequent the office lunches,

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Apr 2013

Fragrance of a Rose

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I write monthly devotional blogs for Women of Faith.   Because of the quotes that have been dear to me in my walk in faith, this one has been my personal favorite.  I wrote it a few weeks before the passing of Brennan Manning and it was published a couple weeks

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Apr 2013

Ember and a $200 Deposit

Thursday, April 04, 2013

It was 2005, and I had already paid my $200 deposit for my first overseas trip to an orphanage in Kazakhstan.  But I had found out a couple months later that I was pregnant and I would be unable to go.  So I went to this meeting about the trip

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Mar 2013


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Throughout my life there are those images left frozen on my mind.  Mental pictures that can always spark instant emotion.  Some are funny, well hysterical actually, others are pure joy, and then there is this one - one that leaves me with the rawest of emotions - sadness, frustration, anger,

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