Hug a Teacher Today


“Teachers affect eternity, nobody knows where their influence ends.” Touching post by Cassandra that highlights just how much we owe our good teachers, our unsung heroes.

Cassandra Rankin

When I was my Ella’s age, my mother began her trek as a single mom. She worked hard, my grandparents worked hard, we all worked hard…and with the money from our family’s town-wide paper route, and the efforts from all of what extra time she had, she studied herself as far as she could go through community college classes.
When I was my Gracie’s age, my mom made the hard decision to uproot her little family to a town two hours away from our home where I started a new high school, my brother started Junior High, and she started life as a college student with two kids. Over the next four years, we lived in cinderblock campus housing and she studied and she studied.
When I was my Colton’s age, my grandparents and my brother and I all put on our Sunday best and we went to the big stadium…

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Just Finishing is Victory


Where do you go when you’ve got no strength left?



‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ was a popular proverb as I was growing up and its message has remained with me, urging me on, reminding me that when conditions become difficult, strong people take action.

That’s great if you are strong.
What if you are not? What if, in fact, you feel quite weak? What happens then?

‘When the going gets tough, the weak….’? Collapse and give up?

Yesterday, I felt God speak to me about iron and His desire to put iron inside me, (metaphorically speaking) to make me strong.

Jeremiah 1:18 says’ Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land’

But I am weak! Have you forgotten?

Then I remember that ‘God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.’ (1 Corinthians 1:27) and I breathe a…

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