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Dec 18, 2015

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MANIFESTING TRUE WISDOM – December 18

Where we begin, often determines whether we will succeed or fail. Begin to build a house in the sand without a good foundation, and the rain, the flood, and the wind will destroy it, Matthew 7:24-27. The same thing is ..

Dec 17, 2015

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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio – by Peg Kehret

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio – by Peg Kehret

My students and I are about to step back in history to study the Depression.  Part of our studies lead us to learning about the “New Deal” and and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Since President Roosevelt was affected by his ..

Dec 17, 2015

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The Flood and the Ice Age

While reading an article in class with my students on the Tambora eruption of 1815, I was able to support some of our Bible lessons we had earlier this year that covered the Flood and the Tower of Babel. These ..

Dec 17, 2015

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KEPT WAITING – December 17

There are times when we become very impatient, because we are kept waiting for that which we greatly desire. There are also times when it is a blessing to be kept waiting. Of such a waiting David speaks in Psalm ..

Dec 17, 2015

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A Compelling Reason for Rigorous Training of the Mind

When anyone publishes a list of books or shares a list of books one should read, I can’t resist.  This was the case yesterday for me while reading the latest post on The Three R’s Blog by Charles Terpstra titled ..

Dec 16, 2015

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SAFE IN GOD’S COVENANT FAITHFULNESS – December 16

If he could get his way, Satan would turn us all into covenant breakers. He is constantly devising ways of getting us to turn away from God, and to go up against Him, rather than to sit down in covenant ..

Dec 15, 2015

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KNOWING A PRECIOUS SECRET – December 15

Keep God’s covenant, and He will keep you enjoying covenant blessings. That awesome truth we find in Psalm 25:14, where we read: “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant” ..

Dec 15, 2015

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Being Mortal and Hard Discussions

In his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande explores two main topics: quality of life for the geriatric population and end-of-life quality for those diagnosed with a terminal illness.  With both topics, Mr. Gawande ..

Dec 15, 2015

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The Inverted U

Another point Mr. Gladwell brings up in David and Goliath is class size.  Educational circles have often become enamored with small class sizes.  But can class sizes become too small.  Using the inverted U, Mr. Gladwell makes that point that ..

Dec 15, 2015

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Big Fish in a Small Pond

Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia has come under fire in the past couple of weeks because of comments he made regarding black students and their attendance at prominent colleges (Affirmative Action: Scalia had a point – CNN.com). His point was ..