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Category Archives: blessing the ignored and forgotten

Song for a New Day

What does Birth do for us? It sings the dawning of a new day. Join Melissa K. Smith this week in singing that song for your students and for refugees.

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Potato Perspective

Even potatoes can teach a lesson. Melissa K. Smith shows how the role of potatoes in the lives of some students have taught her about gratitude and the art of sharing.

November 18, 2015 · 6 Comments

Sore Knees: Advocate

This week’s key word is advocate, mediating within and between people, in this world and at the throne.

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sore Knees: Relate

This week’s key word is “relate” which we define as standing shoulder to shoulder with the ignored or forgotten as we move toward a happily ever after together.

September 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sore Knees: Cultivate

The key word for this week’s sore knees challenge post is “cultivate” which we define as the act of showing mercy to the ignored and forgotten.

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sore Knees: Foundation

The Sore Knees Challenge begins today with a focus on our Foundation.

September 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

the Sore Knees Challenge

Could your classroom or school use a little thunder and lightening? Do you or a colleague need a bit of a shake-up…or perhaps a gentle whisper? You are invited to join us for the Sore Knees Challenge–a month before the throne for yourself, your students, school, and colleagues.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

In a Minute {a video}

It only takes a minute to change the course of a child’s life. Melissa Smith received some money she wanted to use to further education in the economically repressed southern … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

When Opportunity Forgets to Knock

What if we changed just one thing about our past—where we were born, for example?  I could be exactly the same person with my love of learning but be excluded … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment



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