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Category Archives: blessing the ignored and forgotten

Empowering the Buffalo

“Woman is a buffalo, only man is human.” Beginning with this Thai saying and working her way toward intentional teaching, Pam Barger shares personal experiences and learning that have shaped her understanding of education of justice.

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

5000 Books

The Eileen Smith Liu Pan Shan Book Project recently donated its 5000th book. Five thousand books may not seem like a lot until you consider where they have gone.

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Winter of my Discontent

We’re traveling to Lebanon today where Kenton Kersting compares his experiences to those of displaced Syrians who have almost doubled the population of the city where he lives.

April 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

“loved by Yahweh”

Join us on a journey that begins today and ends with a sore knees challenge May 4-11. This week’s post starts with Melissa in China. Next week, we’ll travel to Ethiopia, then back to China, on to Lebanon, and finally India. We’ll be hearing from different teachers about the “loved by Yahweh” in their classrooms as they answer the question “What does it mean to you to be a teacher who follows the Master Teacher?”

March 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

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



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