Month: February 2010

Why Teach?

Why Teach?

This extended quotation is from Dr. Howard Hendricks in his book Teaching to Change Lives. Years ago I took part in a Sunday school convention at Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. During a lunch break, three of us who were teaching at the convention walked across the street to a little hamburger shop. The place …

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My Number Ten

My Number Ten

My eight year-old son, Jesse, is playing organized basketball for the first time this year. I’ve always loved watching sports and I’m Jesse’s biggest fan, so I knew I would enjoy watching his games even if he mostly sat on the bench. But he doesn’t sit on the bench. He starts, which in his own …

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Why I Love Aquamarine

Why I Love Aquamarine

Being a teenager is kind of like living in a communist country. Have I mentioned that? Communication within said communist country is severely limited. No messages are allowed in. Few messages are allowed out. The regime (teenage queen bees or any other group of friends) cuts you off from all other sources of influence until …

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On Writing

On Writing

This is from an essay called “The Intelligent Heart” by Patricia Foster. It was assigned reading in one of my classes. Now I know why. The essay was so bossy, I stopped mid-paragraph and pursued a lead on a story I’ve been thinking about for a long time but have never been brave enough to …

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We Win!

We Win!

You know we’re football fans at our house. College, NFL, flag in the backyard, we like it all! When I say WE I mostly mean Dan, Jesse, and me, but when we told the girls about the joy that is a Super Bowl Party they were suddenly interested in our beloved sport. (Much like the …

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