A Champion for Students

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What does it mean to be a Champion for students? I read Jimmy Casas’s Culturize, an educator’s book, a few years ago. It is by far one of the best educational books I have read.  Casas writes about four core principles of a positive school culture: Champion for Students Expect Excellence Carry the Banner Be…

Motherhood- A Love Letter to my Children

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Each stage of motherhood is challenging yet filled with joy.  I became a mother for the first time in 2001, a second time in 2004, a single mom in 2005, and a stepmom in 2009.  The times when they were young are just memories now. When you are in the moment, it feels like the…

Be Authentic- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 8

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Authentic means genuine- truly what something is said to be.  Being who you were made to be is a beautiful thing. God did not make any mistakes. He knows who you are, loves you, and wants you to be you. His desire is for you to be your authentic self. Making no apologies or excuses,…

Appreciate the Unexpected- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 7

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An Unexpected Journey reveals new places, faces, and a deeper appreciation for each step. When we arrived in Charleston, it was a blistery, humid day- the first hot day on our summer trip to the South.  As we parked the car, my body was filled with anticipation and excitement for the day ahead. It had…

The Blessed Encounter- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 5

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People come and go into our lives through different seasons. Some are meant to stay, but some are only there briefly. It is through these encounters and experiences that we learn about ourselves. We also have the opportunity to learn from our connections and from the people who fill our hearts. The Blessed Encounter I…

Things I wish my Younger Self Knew- Lesson 4

Things I wish my Younger Self Knew- Lesson 4
Reflecting on life, I realize that certain people came into my life just at the most reasonable times to guide me in that stage. Mentors and marigolds exist all around us. Embarking on my teaching career It was a warm summer day when I pulled up to the quaint little school that would be the…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 3

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 3
Life lessons create the wisdom we carry into our later years. The wisdom that can be shared with our younger generations. Learning God’s Plan I placed his large hand in mine as I sat beside the bed. He looked different from the strong father who spent years protecting and loving me. I could feel the…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 2

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 2
Life is full of experiences; as we go through them, they create the wisdom we carry into our later years. We can then share the wisdom with our children and the younger generations. Lesson 2 When I was 12, I tried out for my middle school cheer team. For days, my friend and I practiced…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 1

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 1
A few weeks ago, I began writing a letter to my younger self about lessons I have learned. It is filled with things I wish I had known when I was younger. It is full of the wisdom I have gained from life experiences. Rather than share the letter, I have chosen to focus on…

Finding comfort in our blessings

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Sometimes when we stop and look at how far we have come, the blessings can become evident as we chronicle our journeys. We can find comfort in those blessings. Recently, I came upon this picture that took me back to a memorable trip.   When my husband turned 50, I surprised him with a trip to…
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Bridget Gengler

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