Category Archives: Culture

More Alike than Different…

You’re probably well aware that a royal child was welcomed not only by his family but what felt like the entire world last week.  Did you know, however, that another approximately 370,000 babies were born on July 22 as well? … Continue reading

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Beauty in Simplicity

Where I’m from, the holiday season officially starts at daybreak tomorrow morning.  I’m not referring to premature tree decorating or bargain shopping.  Yes, turkeys are on sale at many a grocery store, but in my family an important annual tradition involving … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

Earlier this year, a fifth grade student caught me off guard. After I gave her a compliment during a writing conference, she turned to me and said, “Miss Powell, don’t call me smart. Boys don’t like smart girls, only girls … Continue reading

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Life as a Vapor

*Originally posted on Leaving a Legacy. When I first picked up Life as a Vapor by John Piper, I really didn’t make the connection that its contents would be especially relevant as we prepared to study heaven this year at Kids Club. … Continue reading

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What Kids Think…

I spend my days with 10/11 year-olds.  This is very consistent to snippets of conversation/talk I’ve heard from them the last week or so.

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Guilt Free…

Number of Papers I Graded This Weekend: 0 Number of Films I Watched This Weekend: 6 Not what normally happens, obviously, but I truly believe that I will be a better teacher Monday because of it.  So grateful for a … Continue reading

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Hipster–A Small Town Girl’s Juxtaposition

The following conversation occurred with a friend from home tonight over the phone.  I think it represents the cultural juxtaposition I feel sometimes as a small town girl transplanted in a loosely defined “urban” setting.  (I know some of you … Continue reading

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