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Preparing For Rwanda Trip – 2018

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share with you that this June, Lucy (my wife) and I will be working with a team of educators in Rwanda through Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) for our second time. Our trip will … Continue reading

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July 30 – Enough

Psalm 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Mark 10:17-22 As a teacher most of the work I had kids do involved projects. They had to do research and present their results, they had to build something, or they had to create some kind … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Foreigners

Psalm 25:1-10; Leviticus 19:1-4 32-37; John 3:16-21 People are doing a lot of searching their family history. They have access through the internet to all kinds of records instantly that saves what used to be years of painstaking research. There … Continue reading

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July 4 – I Did It My Way

Psalm 119:73-80; Jeremiah 6:10-19; Acts 19:21-27 I think most teachers have experienced a situation when a student complained that they didn’t know how to do the work. It might be taking the proper steps to solve a math equation, following … Continue reading

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March 4 – Reputation

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7-8; Proverbs 22 “Nobody likes you, sir.” I hear that from my students quite often. My response is, perhaps, stereotypical for teachers: “Doesn’t bother me. I’m not here to be liked. I’m here to teach you.” Oh, … Continue reading

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March 9 – The Wounds of a Friend

Matthew 12:22-50; Leviticus 15-16; Proverbs 27 It’s become almost a cliché among some of my students. While they are supposed to be working they’ll call me over and say, “I love you, sir.” These are the students who are constantly … Continue reading

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August 15 – Follow Me

John 1:35-51; 1 Chronicles 9; Haggai 1:1-2:23 Haven’t you always wanted to run to a waiting cab after someone else has just left, jump in and say in a mysterious voice, “Follow that cab?” I’ve always wondered how a cab … Continue reading

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June 7 – “You’re Not All That”

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 As the school year ends every year, I give my students a chance to give me feedback on the year anonymously. In the comments they are allowed to put their name, but they … Continue reading

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