TO THIS DAY, I still have middle-schoolers walking around with their shoes untied! Kids! This is NOT a fashion statement, this is a HEALTH HAZARD! You trip, then I have to take care of you!
Remember teaching your little ones to tie their shoes? Some used the bunny ear technique. In my house, we used the old-fashioned loop/knot design. It all takes time and practice, but then, of course, my youngest ended up wearing flip-flops to high school in January, so why bother?
The point is that teaching self-sufficiency is a
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Let me just be clear about something—I hate exercise. When I was in high school, I went on a Young Life overnight 50-mile bike hike, 25 miles each day.
I remember the thought occurring to me that I could purposefully fall off the bike so that I could ride the rest of the way in the S.A.G. (Support And Gear) vehicle since I was certainly sagging, badly.
Certainly, it’s not the first nor the last time my innate lack of stamina has tried to forestall my resolution to physical fitness. But as a nurse, there is a certain hypocrisy that tries to shadow its demon self if I, at the very least, don’t keep trying. I preach it at my school, to my staff, to my Continue reading “Spiritual diabetes”