Courage to Continue

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  ~ Winston Churchill   When I was a child, I spent part of almost every summer on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana.  Those memories are some of my all-time favorites.  I still remember waking up to the smells of frying bacon and coffee brewing in the morning, the feel … Continue reading Courage to Continue

Packing Up the Dreams

The past few weeks I’ve been packing up my classroom.  Each year I dread this task, because it’s dirty (you wouldn’t BELIEVE the dust bunnies that accumulate!) and it’s somewhat depressing.  A school year is over.  Finished.  Completed.  It’s done.  No more improvements to be made.  No more learning to discover.  No more songs to sing or projects to create.   This year I’ve begun … Continue reading Packing Up the Dreams

What Does Faith Feel Like?

Faith.  What do you think of when you hear the word?  Religion?  Spirituality?  Magic? Mumbo-jumbo?   I said this career change was a step of faith.  And I meant it.  As the day approaches to my “unemployment”, I’m trying to rely on my faith more and more.  However, it doesn’t “feel” comfortable.  As a matter of fact, faith feels kind of foolish.  Each time a … Continue reading What Does Faith Feel Like?