Hello, 48 Days Community!I teach 9th grade English in west Texas. Recently I began teaching these kids the 48 Days process of a job search. I would love to have any feedback from any 48 Days…Continue
I need some professional advice very quickly. Tomorrow morning I will be turning in a notice to my employer. Unfortunately, it will not be a 2-week notice but more like one week. I loved this…Continue
I'm making telephone contacts to prospective schools. (I'm looking for a teaching position.) After sending the usual cover letter, résumé, and miscellaneous documents, the next step is the phone…Continue
Hello, everyone.I am trying to re-train (freshen up, gain some new expertise) myself on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. I would really appreciate feedback on what might be some really good tutorial…Continue
I want to share a very moving thing I witnessed this morning in a children’s Sunday School class. But first I hope you’ll bear with me as I provide a little background on the child who is central to this story.
My good friend Wes Hutchins teaches about 12-13 mostly 5th- and 6th graders. Around the round table were Wes’s own kids as well. Sitting next to Wes (always sitting next to Wes) was his very special needs 10-year-old son, Kyle. Though Kyle’s mind is…Continue
I have a weakness. I'm a compulsive book buyer but a slow book reader.
I made a New Years Resolution at the beginning of this year: I'm not going to buy anymore developmental (don't really care for the term "self-help") books until I've read the ones I have. Problem is I have way too many to read in a year. Right now, I'm reading QBQ by John G. Miller, and yes, putting it to work as well. After all, there's not much point in reading a developmental book if you're not going to…Continue
I’ve been asked what my daughter is going to be for her first Halloween. “A baby,” I might reply. Someone else asked if she was going to wear a costume. “She’ll wear a diaper…that’s a more elaborate costume than most people will wear.” I try to get people to smile and chuckle with these tongue-in-cheek replies rather than go into a long, drawn-out discussion of why I detest Halloween. I could very easily (and probably should) present my grounds on the cultural and religious aspects of…Continue
I just sang my 11-month-old daughter to sleep and had to fight back tears while doing so. Here is one of my favorite “lullabies” I sing to her. It was written by Michael Card for his album “Poiema” (which I highly recommend purchasing).
SUNRISE OF YOUR SMILE
Reject the worldly lie that says that life lies always up ahead.
Let power go before control becomes a crust around your soul.
Escape the hunger to possess the soul-diminishing success.