Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mustard seeds–from tiny to mighty

Some days I say what can I do? I’m just one woman. There are days, let’s face it, when I feel pretty weak. I’m normally pretty confident, but there are times when I feel anything but confident! How can I … Continue reading

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Let us build the city of God

“Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labours of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” — Albert Einstein … Continue reading

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A new school year looms

Here in Arizona, some school districts are on year-round calendars. They headed back to school the week of 7/15. The last districts will be in session by 8/7. No more post-Labor Day starts. Today I am thinking about my summer … Continue reading

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I will stand my ground and I won’t back down

Somewhere along the line, I never heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs. That is, until 9/11. His song “I won’t back down” became a bit of an anthem for many people. It spoke to their gut about defending what … Continue reading

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God Gives Us Exactly the Threads We Need

During  our lives we are weaving a tapestry. As we weave, the threads must be connected. God is our constant supplier of weaving supplies, or embroidering supplies. Now I was thinking about that the other day. When we do a … Continue reading

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What Matters Most is How You see Yourself

I thought this little picture was so cute. the little kitten envisions himself as a masterful lion. As a result, his timidity potentially transforms into courage. This is something that I regularly communicate to my students. I explain that each … Continue reading

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The ebb and flow of life

“When the fog cleared, and I could once more see the ocean again, I realized something. I realized that life often mimics the ocean.  A constant ebb and flow. High tides and low. Sometimes volatile and stormy or covered in … Continue reading

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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat

I don’t know about you, but there are days when I get discouraged or overwhelmed. You see, I set out with high hopes each day. I assume nothing will go wrong, and no obstacles or impediments will get in my … Continue reading

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Where is your Rubicon?

I was watching the movie1776. In it,  John Adams sings: “They want to me to quit; they say John, give up the fight…..”  later in the same song he sings, with great gusto: For I have crossed the Rubicon Let … Continue reading

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Believe Anyway

I have said oh so many times that I am an optimist. I have spent my life thus far being one. I can find the pony buried under the pile of manure. In lieu of a pony, I can find … Continue reading

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In honor of the 4th of July

The 4th of July: Lessons My Dad the Marine Taught Me Posted on July 4, 2012by Kate Kresse and reposted July 4 2013 The 4th of July was a big deal in my family. Before breakfast we would “put the flag up”-the whole family … Continue reading

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How do you count your hardships and challenges?

Yesterday I wrote about how you count your blessings, and said that it is really important to count your blessings. As an inventory control manager when I worked in the computer industry, I had a natural  talent at tracking and … Continue reading

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How do you count your blessings?

I am many things. One of those things is a math tutor, and another is a person who offers encouragement. Generally, when we count items, we tend to count them one by one. But if there are a lot of … Continue reading

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