“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...."

“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

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

Every.Human.Ever.

"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) ..."