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Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016
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Hang on while I get my soapbox...
So you guys know how I'm always harping on about how love is the answer to just about everything? How love always wins, drives away fear, changes lives? That hasn't changed. It always has and it always will. And I have to say that right now I'm feeling fairly heartbroken over the behavior of some of my fellow people of faith...
Through the eyes of a child
Oh, what has happened to my eyes? This week I had the privilege of visiting the Wiley Center and watching the preschoolers participate in an event that celebrates Arkansas Children's Week. The last time I walked through that building was probably 20 years ago or more and it was called Franklin Elementary at the time. The place has changed a lot, but I still heard many echoes of the past as I walked on the campus and through the building. That visit affected me more than I could have expected...
My heart never stops beating for you...
Okay, so if you guys thought I was going to leave you alone about my Single Mom Giveaway...you were WRONG. Nominations have been rolling in, and ya'll. My mama heart can't take it. So what I'm going to do is share parts of some of these emails with you. ...

Blytheville's future is a blank canvas
Have you ever spent a good deal of effort or thought on something, thought you had it just right, and then found the real, right answer somewhere else? Part of what you are reading is an example of that very thing. I pondered and wrote in order to express what I think about the progress and accomplishments, of late, in the schools. ...
Thank you, thank you, thank you
I have to admit that there was a day when I moved away from Blytheville and deliberately stopped on the side of the road and swept the dirt off my feet, praying to never return. I'm glad that God's plans rule over my own. Had I not moved back I never would have discovered how truly wonderful Blytheville is and my life would have been very incomplete. ...
This is going to be so, so good...
Ya'll. I am so excited about what I'm getting ready to tell you that I have actually been jumping up and down a little bit. In my office. Alone. I don't jump in public. It's just not something I want others to see if you know what I mean. But I digress...
CN Sermon of the Week - I never made a sacrifice
Take just a moment and think about the following questions: Is there a cause for which I would willingly sacrifice my life? Is there anything that I believe in so strongly that I would lay down my own comfort, safety, and even my life to pursue? I hope the answers to those questions weren't easy. I hope they brought up some feelings and some thoughts that come from a deep part of you...

State assessment system to change
Educators have another "season" in addition to the four seasons most people recognize. It's testing season! This year students in grades three through ten will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on the ACT Aspire - a new standardized test. ...

Lessons from an old soldier
Leadership lessons learned the hard way by an old Soldier: These lessons apply to not only young military officers, but leaders and managers everywhere. Bad news does not improve with age; tell your boss bad news quickly before it starts to smell. Young officers and young leaders need to understand, nothing is perfect--things go wrong. ...
Ahhh, spring! A time of renewed hope
Ahhh, spring! Can't you just smell the fresh air? Can't you just feel the warmth of sun upon your skin? Doesn't it just lift your spirits and give you renewed hope that your life will be better tomorrow than it has been in the past? Spring brings such great things each year, like March Madness, April showers and May flowers, the beginning of baseball and all the hope that a new season brings...
Letters to the Editor
Boycott Walgreens for Walker (04/28/16)

Walker's dismissal a travesty (04/28/16)

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