Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Looking into the Future: Faith and Freedom

faith and freedomPublished August 2014: The Messenger – Faith: A Fresh Take

Looking into the Future: Faith and Freedom

Each year, on the first day of school, I make my children line up outside so I can take their picture. As they get older, they groan and moan about this tradition, but after some prodding, they line up on the back deck in front of the large cherry apple tree and smile for a few seconds so I can capture the moment.  Continue reading

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Re-Launching the Idle Faith

idle faithPublished August 2014: The Messenger – Faith: A Fresh Take

Re-Launching the Idle Faith

As summer winds to a close, I often jokingly say that I’m counting the days until school starts while mediating arguments and dealing with restless teenagers. As a teacher, I love the fact that I get to stay home with my kids during the summer. We stay busy with day trips, dance and football practices and jaunts to my sister’s pool, but at times, it seems that the kids are restless when a day of “there’s nothing on the calendar” arrives.

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