I just finished reading A Faith of Our Own by Jonathan Merritt based on a recommendation from my dad. The book is focused on shifting away from “the culture wars” and searching for a more effective approach to living out the gospel. He shares some history of how Christianity has evolved over time and encourages Christians to […]
I recently shared some of my thoughts about Faith Unraveled here. In this book, Rachel Held Evans shares an experience that I, as well as many of my friends and family, have experienced and are experiencing. She explains how at some point in her life, she had to strip away what she had learned about God and […]
I’ve been trying to think of some practical ways to simplify my lifestyle lately… What are some ways that you simplify or would like to simplify your life?
Over the past several years, I have read several phenomenal books that have really changed my perspective on specific issues, or helped mold my perception of the world and of God. I have decided to share some of these books with you, because I’m an English teacher, and I love to talk about books! via […]
As an introduction to Mark Twain last week in class, I posted a handful of his quotes around my classroom. I asked my students to walk around the room, choose a favorite (or least favorite) quote, and write about it. After we discussed them, I asked if anyone knew or could guess the author of […]
I love this quote. It totally captures my heart for education, and especially my love for teaching literature. I am so inspired by the idea that something that someone wrote centuries ago can impact people today, even teenagers. A few months ago, we were studying Transcendentalism in my classes, and I was so excited to […]
“With heigh! the sweet birds, O, how they sing!… The lark, that tirra-lirra chants, With heigh! with heigh! the thrush and the jay…” (Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, IV, iii) Tirra lirra is the song of the lark and an expression of joy that sometimes amounts to nothing but pure gibberish. This blog is a place for me […]