Monthly Archives: November 2009

When you feel like giving up

Storm on Sea by Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky, 1899 Remember Winston Churchill’s words to Harrow School on a visit in October of 1941: Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give … Continue reading

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Our Oregon Ducks

My class at our small country school hatched out the cutest little baby ducks a few weeks ago. After 20 some days of the children carefully turning the eggs twice daily, checking the temperature and humidity, and barely checking their … Continue reading

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The Advent of Freedom: celebrating 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this Thanksgiving month, what a reminder to give thanks to God for freedom, wherever it exists, both on the face of the earth and in our spirits. … Continue reading

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