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Planting seeds of hope throughout our world through sharing photography and thoughts on teaching, cooking, and life transitions.


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Experiencing the World War II Memorial

During our recent road trip, we stopped by Washington DC to especially see the World War II Memorial. Seeing how big the memorial is, and especially seeing the stars of rememberance section, made me so thankful for all the people who sacrificed their lives, their mental health, and changed their lives because of that war. Here’s some snaps of the memorial: Continue reading

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Some of the Encouragement Around my Apartment

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Need a boost? The card on my fridge that says, “You are exactly where you should be, doing exactly what you should be doing.” (From Trader Joe’s Cards), brings relaxation to my mind every time I scan it as I cook or just pass by. Think about it: Those words embrace you where you are at and validate you. Receive the grace in those words!

Here’s another card that releases and pushes you in a freeing way:

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Mount Rushmore: Outdoor Art

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Mount Rushmore portrays four leaders of the United States that represent some the values of our country: freedom, creativity, responsibility, conservation, civil rights… This outdoor art took over twenty years to carve, and I’m glad the sculptor took the time. The Sculptors Studio has huge windows where the artist had his scale model and used that to transform the mountain into a monument!

Here are quotes from each of the leaders that were chosen to have their faces chiseled into stone: Continue reading


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Quote on Love…by Corrie ten Boom

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I introduced my students to Corrie ten Boom this week… She is my hero!

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”
Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place


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Effective Leadership

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“The leader with the most connections wins!”

-Chris Hogan

When we know our leader hears, respects, and esteems us, we will do almost anything for them. Building trust with those we work with takes time and care, but when we make that investment, huge gains can come through working together in a unified way.
Choose to trust and connect.

M. H. Campbell