What Will People Say?

About two weeks ago, my family and I buried my uncle.  I almost didn’t go to the funeral because funerals are one of the three things that I hate in life.  Don’t ask me what the other two things are because they’re irrelevant.  But perhaps it’s the way funerals are structured.  Perhaps it’s the grief,…

Hard Work and Heart Work

This past week took me through a range of emotions.  It pulled on my heart a bit and caused for some serious prayer to get myself on the right track.  I can’t tell educators enough that it’s important to have mentors and people to help get you back where you need to be.  All of…

Be Great…Be Accountable (Reflections on My First Year As Principal)

God is good all the time…and all the time, God is good.  I’ve had to remember that as I’ve worked through my first year as principal.  Honestly, some days I didn’t know if I’d make it.  The task became overwhelming; people kept calling me on my radio, teachers texted me and asked why I wasn’t…

People Remember How You Made Them Feel

Click the link and watch this First: https://youtu.be/TjXKS6ONtLQ I shared this video with the teachers at my school and I also wrote the text that I will copy and paste into this post.  It reads as follows: One of my strengths and weaknesses is I’m just about willing to share every aspect of my life with…

Restore Me

People tell me that my faith and my profession collide because I oftentimes use messages, sermons, or clear signals that I receive to push out to others.   And I try not to be burdensome, which is why I don’t rush to post everything that I come across.  However, while on Spring Break, I was able…

The Power of “Yet”

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending some time with some colleagues to do interviews.  Between the interviews, we conversed about some things, but most of the best times were when we had the chance to really speak to one another about things going on at the schools within the county.  Somehow, we started…

The God in Me

I’ve started doing an Inductive study of Matthew, and I’ve started trying to balance the time I have to study the Bible, spend time with my family, and get my work done.  Previously, I was also trying to grade papers and teach classes at Grand Canyon University, but it became too much to balance.  I…

Dear Mr. Simon…

Dear Mr. Simon, I hope you remember me.  My name is Greg Gardner, and you were one of my PE teachers at Matilda Hartley Elementary School.  I’ve been looking for you and I haven’t really had success finding you on the World Wide Web, but I am hopeful that this letter finds you.  I remember…

When Given Lemons, Make Lemonade

I recently met with a retirement representative about some things I was trying to do, and we ventured off to talking about my life.  He and I always have conversations about church and different interactions we have with others, and honestly, I don’t even know how we started talking about me.  I told him about…