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A Letter to a Failing Middle School

I wrote a letter recently after witnessing an incredible display of antisocial behavior by several students at a local middle school. I haven’t decided whether I plan to send it. First, there may well be a strong backlash. That wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Mohave

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” –Psalms 45:1 The first time I read this verse, my jaw dropped. I had just finished going through an entire week without speaking

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Easter in Ephesus

In planning a bit of light fare for this Muse, I got a wild hair and decided to paraphrase Ephesians 1:3-14. Paul may have been the most intense person that ever lived. His writings burst from the page in an … Continue reading

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Apple For the Teacher

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams A chance round of e-mails kicked off by an old friend has put me back in touch with one of my very favorite high school English … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Adversity

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. –Hebrews 12:7. Maturity in the Christian life comes slowly and painfully for some. Whether because of entrenched distortions in their thinking,

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