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Margaret Barry Settlement House
I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
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Monthly Archives: March 2013
Did Dorothy choose wisely? what about Scarecrow?
Remember how much Dorothy wanted to go home in the Wizard of Oz? She was surrounded by gorgeous color, devoted friends, amazing adventures, but she had a constant quest. She just wanted to go home to Auntie Em and Uncle … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged home, no place like home 4 Comments
Are you down or tired or overwhelmed?
Are you burdened with duties? Are you downhearted or overwhelmed? I would say therapy could help….no, not that…..I mean Chocolate Therapy 🙂
Posted in Heartwarming or humorous stories Tagged chocolate therapy, humor 8 Comments
Sunday is palm sunday. I got to thinking about that today. Yes the people waved palm branches as.Jesus rode into Jerusalem. Yes they laid palms down in his path. Those are the outward signs of his arrival. He was, albeit … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged Faith, hope, palm sunday 15 Comments
Bridges and baskets
Bridges help us get across troubled waters. They provide a great view, and can be a little intimidating. Life is like that, too. Here we are, inching closer to Easter. We may be ready to collapse. We may be in … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged comfort, Faith, hope, Jesus 13 Comments
What is good enough?
Are you ever your own worst critic? When you fall short of what you hoped to achieve, how do you react? There are times when that leaves me knocked flat for a bit. I wonder about my purpose and capabilities. … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged perfectionism 4 Comments
David continues his quest
Monday, David did not pass his test. But he continues his quest. He has to wait a month before he can re-test. That gives him a month to learn more. However, when he took the test on Monday, some amazing … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged ASVAB, education, Faith, faith in god, work ethic 9 Comments
A big prayer request and a tribute to a VERY special student
Sometimes you just know that a student has such hope and such promise. I have a student, named David, who is that kind of student. I have been working with him for a few months. He is an amazingly dedicated … Continue reading
Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope Tagged ASVAB, Faith, hard work, prayer request 6 Comments
You too can be special to the admissions office – yes, you!
I felt compelled to write this today. Many of my students are starting to stress about the whole college admissions process and planning their lives. Many of those who follow this blog may know someone in the same shoes. Could … Continue reading
Posted in education and career Tagged blogging, college, college admissions, education, life coaching 1 Comment
IEP time: ADA backs you up on this
Parents~ It is spring. That means it is time for IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings with teachers and administration. Remember, if you have a documented diagnosis for your student, schools are required to prepare an IEP and hold meetings … Continue reading
Posted in education and career Tagged ADA, education, IEP, learning disability 2 Comments
” Thornton Wilder wrote that “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures”. What indeed does make us conscious of our treasures? I don’t always stop to think about my … Continue reading
Posted in Positive Thinking Tagged beautiful, Beauty, Faith, following your path 14 Comments