Day 063: Focus on What’s Important

I stopped by Church on the way to work as I do almost every day. I had, as usual, not nearly enough time to sit in silence and peace with my Lord. With only a short time to say hello to Jesus and His Holy Family before needing to run, I wanted to make the…

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Day 059: Algebra is Hard

As the school year comes to a close, teachers are busy getting students ready to take their final exams. As an algebra teacher, there are comments I know I can count on. The main one at the end of the year is, “This is hard.” If you can say that in a whiny, sulky, sullen…

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Day 045: Do Small Things Consistently

True confession here:  I have no idea how to become a Patriot or a Saint. If I succeed in this endeavor, it will be through Divine Providence, not my own power. That said, I have been gifted with opportunities to struggle and suffer and therefore learn. My challenges have been more difficult than others’ and…

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Day 025: Sometimes it Works, Sometimes You’re Humbled

Yesterday I was driving to work thinking about how beautiful the world is. I was thinking of Live, Not Ordinary and how much I could write about mindset and goodness and how wonder of the world! I questioned how anyone could lack inspiration or be unable to write about such things. Then I tried to…

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