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The Miracle Maker

We often read and hear about how God is a miracle-working God.   We often hear the stories of others who have experienced God move amazingly on their behalf in the most wild & unexpected ways.   These things are wonderful and they encourage our Christian faith so much… Yet and still, there’s nothing quite like experiencing a miracle for yourself. Nothing really compares to seeing God DO something for you that is next to (or actually fits the bill

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Children

Processing GRIEF in the Classroom

As you may have heard, we recently had a great loss at our center. A 9 year old student (whom I and so many of our teachers had the honor of teaching) lost his life last week. The ripple effects this has had on our staff, students, teachers, and families have been hard hitting. With that said, the center and all those connected to it have come together in the sweetest way to support the family—both monetarily and morally. The

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Children

Kid’s Who Listen

Getting children to listen to the instruction and wisdom from adults can be pretty challenging. As a mother, I’ve learned that my daughters follow my lead most when they feel emotionally and physically secure. As a teacher, I’ve found that a similar thread of trust has to be present in order for the students to hear me out and implement the things I tell them. They have to be convinced that I’m actually for them and not against them. If

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Freedom

FREEDOM IS A WONDERFUL CONCEPT For many of us, we don’t think about the liberties we have until those very liberties are taken away.    A good example of what I mean are the face masks we’re all wearing right now. We’ve agreed to adhere to the requests made to us by our city and county government.    There’s definitely been some pushback, though, with this whole thing. I’ve noticed it with adults in my community who I don’t personally know,

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Justice

“His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.” Isaiah 9:7 of The Message Bible   I felt my heart weep when I saw the clip of George Floyd pressed to the ground by police as he uttered the words, “I can’t breathe.”   If you don’t know who George Floyd is, a simple Google search would pull up the incident.

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Children

Changing Us!

CHANGING THE WAY WE OPERATE The pandemic has focused us on continually looking at ways to get better.  The health and safety of our children, parents, and staff has propelled us into investing in a new kiosk system for taking temperatures. The system is designed to automate the process of screening for health, every time a person enters and exits our building.   This means that for infant to 5 years of age, each child will be tested twice (when they

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Children

10,000 Questions

Paul Harris, Harvard Child Psychologist wrote: If we make the relatively conservative assumption that children will be at home in the company of a familiar caregiver for one hour each day, this study (Chouinard 2007) implies that they will produce somewhere between 400 and 1,200 questions each week. From the age of approximately 2½ years, about one-quarter of those questions will be requests for an explanation. Hence, before they go to school, children could ask around 10,000 questions each year, all

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Hope is Powerful

Hope is better than coffee, and I love coffee!     Coffee can get our bodies going for 30 minutes or more at a time.  Hope goes much further than coffee’s impact on the body, by fueling our mind and soul with a wonderful powerful energy! We see hope often in the young.  For example, when a young girl decides to work in the medical field after watching her dad get sick and spend long days in the hospital. That girl’s hope propels

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