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    Oh Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble

    One moment I stood confidently before my high school choir, a student conductor, all eyes trained on me as I led rehearsal. We struggled with a particular piece, so to lighten the mood I stepped my high- heeled boots up…

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    True Believers and Posers Part 3

    Hi, I’m Sharon and I’m a recovering interrupter.  I started interrupting in childhood.  My report cards featured comments like, “Excellent class work but needs to talk less and listen better to directions.”  In Junior High, my friends and I talked…

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    True Believers and Posers Part 2

    My daughter had a marvelous composition professor in college who suffers from a rare neurological disorder called prosopagnosia which literally means “face ignorance.”  Imagine walking into a classroom of students you’ve taught for a whole year and not recognizing a…

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    True Believers and Posers

    I recently took some old, gold jewelry that I no longer wear, to an appraiser.  Thinking the pieces were gold-filled, I expected their value to be fairly high.  To my surprise, they turned out to be gold-plated, with little value. …

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    Be Prepared

    “My little brother ate it.” If students put the same energy into their schoolwork as they put into making excuses for not doing it…….. Here’s the rest of my top ten list from unprepared students. My parents refused to help…

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    Opposing Forces Part 2

    During my childhood, my school practiced air raid drills. A particularly shrill alarm consistently interrupted our education and sent us scurrying under our desks wondering if the Russians had finally launched their nukes.  We lived through the Cuban missile crisis…

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    Opposing Forces

    Sandy Ballot filled with fury when the gossip grapevine informed her that the deacon board approved a building proposal to expand the church’s nursery and education space.  The education committee, led by the youth pastor, had submitted plans months ago…