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Don’t Count Yourself Out

Jacob walking in the desert
We tend to count ourselves out prematurely in life for a myriad of reasons. The arena and era of life don’t seem to matter. We are always tempted to throw in the towel because we aren’t good enough. It’s not hard to see that we don’t stack up, right? Want to complicate things even further? […]
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The Curse of a Great Volunteer

A man screaming while drowning in quicksand
What is the curse of a great volunteer? It is being taken for granted or worse being taken advantage of. This happens in small churches, midsized churches, and megachurches. Size doesn’t matter. The question is why does it happen? There are many reasons. Below are just a few. Ministry leaders hear me out! Great volunteers […]
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Death for Disability. Are you kidding me?!

A doctor sitting on a bench in a hospital hanging his head, looking down at his hands and feet.
As with anything, there are a lot of differing views on the topic of disability. It doesn’t seem to make a difference if you are churched or unchurched, Democrat or Republican, disabled or not, and so on. One view that should NEVER be is that if you have a disability your life is not worth […]
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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand!

A man wearing a business suit on his hands and knees, with his head stuck entirely in the sand.
How do you handle overwhelming news? There are three typical responses to overwhelming news. First, it is to allow it to overwhelm you by hyper-focusing on it. Second, is to do the exact opposite and to attempt to ignore it by burying your head in the sand. Neither response is a healthy response. The third […]
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Confirming Your Calling

Two men confirming their calling in a wooded area.
Have you ever felt that nudge from God? Sometimes it is a gentle push and other times it is like a sledgehammer upside the back of your head! Regardless, you know in your heart that you have a decision to make. Will I muster the courage to step forward into the calling from God or […]
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The Unseen Battle

Unseen battle.
Many choose to live in a state of blissful ignorance to the fact that there is a daily battle for the possession of their eternal souls. No apologies for the heaviness of this topic. In fact, I long for the days when preachers would work a little fire and brimstone into their sermons. Today most […]
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Review: The Brick Bible

Review: The Brick Bible and New Testament.
What is the Brick Bible? It is a retelling of the Bible using Legos by Brendan Powell Smith released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2001. The Brick Bible covers many of the Bible’s main stories and even some lesser-known stories beautifully depicted in 1,400 different illustrations over 576 full-color pages. Text is based on translations using […]
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Wait, you don’t use a visual schedule in your classroom!?!? Yikes, you must like chaos.

Free Visual Schedule Download
What is a visual schedule? A visual schedule is a set of images, icons, symbols, or words representing the sequence of activities and tasks students will encounter throughout their day. These schedules can be displayed on a wall, a whiteboard, or even on a tablet or computer screen. The primary goal is to create predictability […]
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8 Reasons Why Every Classroom Needs a “How am I feeling today?” Chart

How Am I Feeling Today Chart - Free Download
Understanding a child’s emotions is crucial for several reasons. When educators can empathize and comprehend the emotions of their students, they can create a more welcoming, supportive, and conducive learning environment. Here are some ways understanding a child’s emotions helps in any classroom: Understanding how the children entering your classroom are doing emotionally is a […]
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Top 10 Benefits of Having Classroom Rules

Classroom Rules for Disability Ministry
Classroom rules play a vital role in creating a positive classroom environment for both students and teachers. The following are the top ten reasons every classroom should have a set of rules posted. Okay, I think we can all agree on the importance of having classroom rules both posted and agreed upon in your disability […]
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