Guess what? There is a nationwide teacher shortage. Surprised? I’m not. I’m not the least bit surprised, because I AM an educator. But all those non-educator types – you know, the politicians, the reporters, the educational philanthropists – they seem quite surprised. They even write articles about teacher shortages, wondering what they can do to boost enrollment in teacher…

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Years ago, I wrote a devotional for the Christian magazine, Our Daily Bread. It was titled “Our Limited Understanding.” (don’t look for it; sadly, it wasn’t picked up for publication). In reality, it was about The Big Picture. I wrote: “As a mom, God often speaks to me through my two small children. The kids and I enjoy reading…

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I love Mike Rowe! You know, the Dirty Jobs guy? And, not just because he’s hot….I love him because he has common sense, and he’s not afraid to use it. In today’s world, where common sense seems to take a back seat to political correctness, I admire the fact that he speaks his mind. One of his favorite topics,…

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  It’s a beautiful Saturday night in downtown Charleston. I’m sitting at a piano bar with my husband and some friends from work, having a blast, my voice almost hoarse from singing and yelling. At some point, I sneak a glance at Bill, who is not prone to overt displays of excitement. He’s singing and tapping along with the…

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Divinely Inspired Living With Debra Moffitt Healing With Reiki, With Dr. Allison Brown Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Description: What’s Reiki, and how can it be used for healing? Dr. Allison Brown, a Reiki practitioner, veteran, and founder of Reiki for Vets has had success with using this energy practice to treat U.S. veterans. She shows us how she uses it…

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I met Dr. Allison Brown at a grand opening party of a local community center.  When I learned that she was looking for Reiki volunteers for a program called Reiki for Vets, I quickly signed on.  I now share this amazing healing experience with others, including disabled military veterans and their families in the Charleston, SC area. For those…

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Benjamin Corey is a theological scholar and author, read by millions each year, who unabashedly speaks out about the types of topics I’ve been wrestling with for years, as a (no longer) conservative Christian. Corey’s beliefs fall, in his words, primarily within the tenets of the Anabaptist network. One of their core beliefs is that the western Christendom era…

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In my last blog post, I let you in on a little secret. I admitted that I am often afraid. Wait, what? Yes, I realize that my tagline is “Living Your Life’s Purpose Through Love, Not Fear.” But, actually, I’m on this journey right along with you. My goal is to live my tagline – every day. And, no,…

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If you’ve been following my blog, you may have noticed a bit of a theme. Two weeks ago, I wrote about my penchant for asking “why” and how this sometimes leads me to (respectfully) challenge authority – or at least the status quo. Last week, I took this theme a bit further, discussing civil disobedience, which takes “challenging authority”…

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