(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
"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) ..."
"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. "
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!
I am still caught off guard, shocked, and then the following feeling is amazement as I drive around my new city, Chattanooga. (TN)
Dearest Readers: As you may well know or maybe not--I have moved to Chattanooga, TN to pursue a leadership role as a Program Director of a new faith-based leadership program called Cubed Living. This post has everything to do with my new goals and focus, and I hope that as adventurers through this decade with … Continue reading Learning Leadership 101
Originally written: 2/11/17 First off---watch/listen to this awesome inspiration!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVkcfI6E6Vw Exactly one week ago, I decided to ask the teacher in the classroom next to mine if she would go to a Premier Jewelry spring fashion show with me in Houston. I met her my first year teaching, but then she left, and now … Continue reading Divine Appointments: Are we Ready for Them?
Safety. Security. Simplicity. Soft pillows. Sex. Salvation. Skittles. Shelter. Sanity. Solitude. Saturdays. Strudel. Sandwiches. Steak. Skating. Strolling. Strollers. Soccer. Satellite. Sweets. Selfies. And Seclusion. Some of these things seem fine. Yes. But too much of any one thing can be our undoing. For some reason, as I awoke today my thoughts were simply … Continue reading A Life Full of S’s: 2/6/17
I loved this post by Amanda Cox, I look up to her as a writer and have found guidance in her words. I myself, am struggling with this very same concept, and hearing from someone who has been married longer than I, and has a family to tend to in the process gives me someone to look to as a mentor of sorts. This post comes highly recommended (as it brought tears to my eyes, and I am not an easy cryer.) Read and Enjoy!
I’ve been discussing the difficulty of change lately. Challenges, barriers, complexities. Today, I want to take a moment and remind us all of the simple elements of change, the power of consistency, and how small things become big things.
So the question is, can a cup of coffee change your life? Some of you know the magic of coffee. That first sip, and you go from death to life. Your brain works again…
My typical morning involves all three of my children, jumping to the floor and running to my room, firing on all cylinders. “Mom! Mom! We’re hungry! We’re hungry! Can I have_______?” Fill in the blank with three different, equally unacceptable breakfast choices. I stumble into the kitchen, trying to make sense of the little hooligans doing a circular tribal dance around me. “Mom! Mom! Mom!”
I probably agree to things like cookies, ice cream, and candy for…
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Welcome! I recently turned 30 on December the 6th, and strangely stumbled upon an amazing blog for men called, “Become Good Soil” written and maintained by Morgan Snyder. He began his blog at the beginning of his 30’s and after reading one post, at random, my husband and I both bought in to the message … Continue reading Welcome Wanderers 2017