Author Archives: Paige Givens

Mary’s Treasure-A Christmas Song

When I was younger, I heard the Christmas story over and over again until it became just that to me…a story from a glossy book, with picture-perfect characters. But it’s more than a story! It’s history, it’s now, it’s our … Continue reading

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A Thankful Teacher

Teaching is a joy. It’s a privilege that some take for granted, and others long for. Teaching is hard. There are days when you give and give and give while it seems as if the ones you are giving to … Continue reading

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Dear Weary Teacher

Dear Weary Teacher, I know it’s only September, and I also know that you are tired. Beat. Worn down. And it’s only September. I know that you are overwhelmed. Stressed. Frazzled. And it’s only September. I know that you are … Continue reading

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Running Back to the Ark

The drop hit him on the nose first. He looked up, squinted into the sky. The air smelled like rain. Another drop, then another. Soon the sound of pattering rain filled his ears as the air around him danced with … Continue reading

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The Least Likely One

I may have been the least likely one from my first grade class to become a teacher. I was probably the least likely one to sing in front of large crowds, and especially to speak at churches and teacher conferences. … Continue reading

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Listening

My oldest son Parker used to hang onto every word I’d say. Every. Single. Word. He and I would hang out for most of the day together and he’d always greet his Dad at the end of the day with, … Continue reading

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To the Christian Teacher in a Public School

How many times have you heard the term (or one similar) “They’ve taken God out of public schools!”? I’ve heard it many, many times but so far it has failed to worry me. Don’t get me wrong, it saddens me that … Continue reading

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