A Whirlwind… (Originally written: 6/7/18) 2017 - 2018: Year 31 was AND is still a Whirlwind. Who can believe this decade JUST started….whew!? It has been a “hot minute” since my last post. I have written blogs for my job and shared them here, and they are pretty insightful … Continue reading 2017-2018: A Whirlwind
“To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19
This post has been a loooooong time coming. For some reason I still struggle with Forgiveness. Not as a concept mind you, as a concept I think it’s GREAT. Especially as a recipient of said forgiveness—I think it’s a win hands down. But at the age of 32 I STILL struggle with the execution of … Continue reading “To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19
“Professional Parenting: An Apology” 6/7/18
"I wish I could say that becoming a parent was some magical/mystical conversion that happened to me over night and somehow made me a pro... but I never thought that would be the case—and though other parents might act like it—I know now that my previous assumptions we’re right...."
Ever Forward – 2019!
Farewell 2018, 1/1/19 The year in which we struggled. And trusted. And were simultaneously provided for. I hope your … Continue reading Ever Forward – 2019!
Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members
(Originally written and posted for www.cubedliving.com; April 9, 2018) By: Emma K. Marvel During my time as an educator in Texas, I came across all sorts of acronyms, approaches, and systems that are touted to be phenomenal for producing "student engagement." For Example: Kahoot, Plickers, Screen-castify, TRTW, TPRS, Gamification, Total Immersion, Realia, Project-based Learning, Comprehensible Input … Continue reading Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members
Two Fundamental Goals of A Right-Thinking Leader
By: Emma K. Marvel (Website: MoreThanRubies.blog) (Originally written and posted for http://www.cubedliving.com; February 12th, 2018) In my endless pursuit of searching for what is and is NOT a biblical practice of leadership, I’ve come to realize that all “best practices” and researched or tested leadership principles can be founded and related to an example of … Continue reading Two Fundamental Goals of A Right-Thinking Leader
"I recently read a sentence that stood out to me, and it made me think of every human ever to grace the face of this bright blue ball of a planet…it went like this: “To expect him to deny that fierce nature of his—given to him by God Himself— is perhaps expecting too much of [him].” (Taken from “The Triumph” by Gene Edwards) ..."
“What’s YOUR Calling?”
"Remember back to the days when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you "grew up?" Well, those days it was simple, you answered with whatever activity you were currently the most passionate about or enthralled with. I myself had two options, the way I saw it. "
Preggo-Brain, Bear with Me!
Since moving to Chattanooga my husband of 7.5 years and I have discovered that we are going to become parents! It’s so very exciting, and unnerving because not only did our job titles shift in the 13 hour move from Texas but now our home titles will shift as well—and not just once but twice. … Continue reading Preggo-Brain, Bear with Me!
Fog. How do YOU feel about it?
I am still caught off guard, shocked, and then the following feeling is amazement as I drive around my new city, Chattanooga. (TN)