Learning

Three Things Being Quarantined Taught Me about Introverts

Learning is one of my superpowers. I enjoy discovering something new in this “nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9) world. I’m entering the fourth week of mandatory “stay at home” orders during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and decided it’s time to share a few early lessons. First off, I hope this quarantine will …

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FINDING FOCUS: Mentoring

Mentoring is God’s plan for passing along Christianity and the example of Jesus Christ himself. This month, the blog will take a closer look at this important calling. As in the study book (no longer available for purchase), the study starts with a Portrait. Mentoring is becoming a lost art. As you’ll see in the …

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A Word to the Wise–or the Wanna-Be Wise

Years ago, a pastor suggested reading through the Book of Proverbs every month. One chapter per day, 31 chapters in the book, seemed like a reasonable idea. Especially if you’re looking to be wise. Wisdom isn’t a highly sought after commodity in many circles. People are content to “know enough” to do their jobs, take …

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Dear Teenager: Your Dress Code isn’t about Sexism – Part 2

This is part three of a series of rants inspired by this lovely meme: Maybe you’re bored with discussing school dress codes and sexism. Believe me, it was tedious to be confronted with it day in and day out when I worked for the school district. Why can’t the kids just follow the rules? Because …

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Still Learning at Every Age

This is borrowed from Carla Foote the blog manager for Weekly Refill. “Apparently when Michelangelo (painter, sculptor, architect, poet – original Renaissance man) was 87 years old he said, “Ancora imparo” – I am still learning. Reasons to stop learning (most of us won’t articulate these, but they are in the back of our minds when …

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