thanks Justin W. for this article- I thought it was very well done.
My friend Preston sent me this video from a creative conference with Elizabeth Gilbert speaking. If you’ve ever batteled the creativity monster, then, this is for you.
A friend of mine, (and maybe yours) AnnieLaurie Walters sent me this link.
You may have seen this already but I thought you would be interested
in watching the video of Sarah Palin speaking to her home church in
Alaska about her faith. She was baptized in this church at the age of
12. Keep in mind, this speech was delivered in June of this year,
months before she was looking good for the nomination.
This is legit, here is the link to the church website where they say
they had to take the video down after she became the VP candidate for
Someone must have grabbed it and added it to brightcove so that the
rest of us can enjoy it today.
thanks to Bethany Hader for this article.
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Church Attendance Boosts Student GPAs
Friday, August 22, 2008
By Robert Roy Britt
If you want to boost your teenager’s grade point average, take the kid to church. Or, a new study suggests, find some similar social activity to involve them in.
Researchers found that church attendance has as much effect on a teen’s GPA as whether the parents earned a college degree. Students in grades 7 to 12 who went to church weekly also had lower dropout rates and felt more a part of their schools. On average, students whose parents received a four-year college degree average a GPA 0.12 higher than those whose parents completed only high school. Read the rest of this entry »
I wrote this story a few years ago, and thought it might be fun to post again. Hope you enjoy it.
“The Tortoise with No Hare”
This is a story, just a story. But as you know, most stories have a moral.
There is a lot we do not know about turtles. Some things have been blown out of proportion; some things have been covered up. This is my attempt to allow the truth to be known. I want to blow the shell off of this secret so the world may know… names and exact places have been changed to protect the innocent.
Have you ever wondered why so many Turtles have attempted to cross the highway? They are in training. The whole tortoise and hare fairy tale is based in fact. Actually the only fact is the tortoise. No bunny has ever raced in our spectacular event. But yes, there is a race. My name is Colby, I am a hard shell, and this is my story.
If you examine a turtle, it is evident to the eye, that our legs are not what you would call lanky, nor do we ripple with the muscles of a thoroughbred, but one thing has been missed by all of creation. We are aerodynamic. From Bicycle helmets to Volkswagen Beetles, scientists create in our image.
For every tortoise, at the appointed age, must travel a great distance and compete in the Tort-athalon. All hard shells must compete- but only one time. All hard shells must travel great distances to make the race… but some are defeated upon the highways and intersections of busy giants in busy machines too busy to see the little things in life. This is something I have known since I can remember. We know the cost- but our shelltegrity is on the line. Everyone must compete in the Tort-athalon.
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