God is A Sun

When it is cold in the winter and I just can’t seem to warm my frozen toes, I like to close my eyes and remember summer days. Specifically, days in July when I have closed my eyes and laid out by a pool feeling the sun’s rays warm my sun-screened skin. I don’t sleep, but […]

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7/19/2023

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Dependence Day

Yesterday, we spent the holiday in New Albany, Indiana / Louisville, Kentucky with our oldest daughter. She is interning up there this summer and was set to spend the 4th alone. My mamma heart couldn’t have it, so we loaded the two younger sisters in the car and took the trip north up I-65. We […]

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7/05/2023

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Little Lessons

Moving Classrooms – Part 2

The Vinsons name their cars. My SUV is Sally. Wally’s four door sedan is Henry. Riley drives a Sonata named Peggy. I came up with Sally’s name on a whim. I don’t rightly know how Henry was named. But, I can tell you that Peggy was named after Eliza Hamilton’s younger sister, now best known […]

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6/08/2023

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Moving Classrooms – Part 1

Thursday I moved classrooms. Many, if not most of my colleagues did the same. Whether they had been assigned a new-to-them room in the same building, or were transferring schools, like me, we were all purging no-longer-needed papers and no-longer-wanted decor. Supplies were shuffled. Cabinets cleaned out. Rooms left to the specifications of the hard-working, […]

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School Sunrise

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, my drive to work definitely changes over the course of the school year. A good portion of the months, I leave my house and arrive at my school when it is still very dark. Lately, the sun is now very much in the sky and, if it’s not raining, the […]

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The Last Two Years

I don’t know what to do. Last night I hit the “submit” button on my graduation portfolio. My work for my master’s degree from Lipscomb University’s School of Education is complete. For the last two years, there as always been a paper to write, a chapter (or 2) to read, or a project to work […]