You have a work that no other can do

I teach 6- and 7-year-olds at church on Sundays. Nine of them. Sundays can be a little crazy. But now and again, a bolt of inspiration and encouragement strikes through the chaos. While we were gathered with two other classes for singing time, the chorister chose a song that I've never cared for. Something about …

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Keeping your to-do list from undoing you

I have a new obsession. Checklists. Never in my life have I been a to-do list person. Generally, whenever I make one, it gets longer and longer and LONGER until I'm reduced to a cowering heap of tears before the 20-mile long list of things that I have to do and I WILL NEVER GET …

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Goodbye, March!

What I read: The Invaders by John Flanagan The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (How has it taken me this long? I loved it!) Simon Thorne and the Wolf's Den by Aimee Carter The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley (AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.) Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon (Super cute story of a …

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Fare thee well, January

Aaaaand that's a wrap on the first month of the year! Highlights: Books I read: Glimmer of Hope by Sarah Eden (depressing fluff--I didn't know that existed!) El Deafo by Cece Bell (great Own Voices graphic novel) The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito (who is a fabulous MG writer AND a fabulous person) Crenshaw …

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The impossible goals

If you want to be inspired, encouraged, challenged, and uplifted, go read The Tattooed Missionary. Consistently one of the most incredible blogs I've followed. She posted a gem of a goal post a few days ago and included this quote from Jeff Cook: “If the bar you want to clear in 2017 doesn’t scare you, …

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