Category Archives: Freedom

Telling Our Stories: Who Needs to Hear Yours?

Image credit: burmadd.BlogSpot.com Someone asked me this week if I was an author. He looked like he really wanted to know, and so I nodded. Turns out, he wanted to know because he also has an amazing story to share. Through … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: There’s No Comparison

In one of the most famous verses of the Bible, John 3:16, God says he loves us–each of us–enough to send his Son, Jesus, to earth to die for our sins. It’s so famous that we even saw it printed … Continue reading

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Maybe He Just Forgot

Image credit: http://www.leadertelegram.com. I live and work in a school district where the recent bond for new school construction, among other things, failed by a very slim margin. I could see both sides of the issue, and know that besides … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: It’s Not All Up to You

My great-uncle had an adorable little shop in a castle-like building on the main street running through Smethport, Pennsylvania. It was advertised as the first year-round Christmas shop in America. Trees, ornaments, and Nativity sets were everywhere. He painted beautiful … Continue reading

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Follow that Kid! Surprised by Diversity–Again

A student approached me with that look–the kind of look that reminds me again what a privilege it is to live in a community where the whole world seems to be at my fingertips (or. quite literally, on my playground). … Continue reading

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“Fred, Fred, Use Your Head!” (A Plea for Common Sense)

Conviction: To believe in something enough to fight for it, to suffer as a consequence of it, to risk everything for it. Pilgrims brought their families to a stretch of wilderness out of religious convictions; abolitionists and civil rights leaders, both … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: Are You as Confused as I Am?

(Picture courtesy of http://www.cakitches.com). Riding in our boat last summer, I saw a man and his dog running back and forth on shore. My first thought was, “I’m kind of stuck in this little boat, but he can feel the … Continue reading

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