Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Trusting God is not by what you read or know.  It is by doing what you have learned from His Word, Bible.

From James 1:22-25:  “But be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.  But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Anne Lamott Quotes

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Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

It’s good to do uncomfortable things.  It’s weight training for life.

Anne Lamott (born 1954) is a American novelist and non-fiction writer.  

Marie Lu Quotes

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Every locked door has a key.  Every problem has a solution.

Embellish your flaws.  They will turn into your assets.

Marie Lu (born 1984) is a Chinese-born author.  Many of her novels appeal to young adult readers.  She has lived in the United States since 1989 when her family left China during the Tiananmen Square Protest.

Hope’s Eyes

Every school year brings challenges to our youngest learners in the classroom.  These struggling children find hope in a teacher, administrator, custodian, instructional assistant, or any other type of mentor.  This is the hope of this poem.

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Fearing tomorrow’s tasks

Dreaming of something more

Probing life’s gloomy path

Failing again to score


Meeting darkness once more

Ignoring teacher’s clues

Bearing sounds of silence

Surrounding failure’s blues


Learning nothing today

Parking in empty space

Sharing with hidden friend

Reaching familiar place


Retreating to safe zone

Boarding life’s empty plane

Watching goals crushed again

Seeing more fire than rain


Entering new classroom

Looking into hope’s eyes

Hearing assuring voice

Launching learning’s sunrise


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Jane Austen Quotes

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It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an acclaimed English novelist.  Much of her writings dealt with women’s pursuit of a more favorable social standing as well as economic security.

John Lubbock Quotes

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

Englishman John Lubbock (1834-1913) spent much of his life in the family banking enterprises.  However, he is well-known for his contributions to politics, science and philanthropic efforts.