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 050: Snoozing vs. Sleeping in Self Care

I woke up with a headache this morning. My alarm and off at five, and I hit snooze. Seven minutes later I hit snooze again. Seven minutes later I hit snooze again. I normally wake up early so that I can go out and get my morning cardio in spend 10 minutes or so cleaning…

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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 044: Living Not Ordinary to Live Not Ordinary

God blessed us with the gift of common sense. When we access that gift, it becomes easier to understand that it is through the very act of Living Not Ordinary that we learn to Live Not Ordinary. No matter how much we read about and study the feats of others, at some point we must…

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