Author Archives: Paige Givens

It Has Passed, But It’s Not Over

It makes me a little sad. Packing it all away, putting up the decorations for another year. Sometimes I feel like I’m putting up Christmas for the year. In Luke, we see that after the Savior’s birth, after the star, … Continue reading

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The Cross Means Freedom For Me

Freedom…it’s getting to run as fast as I can across the field to Granny’s, the wind slapping my hair all around. It’s getting to swing as high as I can in Paw-Paw’s swing under the big Oak tree with its … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten: The Daily News

The first time I ever shut the classroom door and turned to my students on that first day of school, that first minute, I had a brief panic-filled thought. What do I do now?!? How do I start this?!? After a … Continue reading

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A Tree for Zacchaeus

In the city of Jericho, there was a very unliked man. He was unfair, unjust, and….un-tall (okay, that’s not a word…he was short). His name was Zacchaeus. We find his story in the Bible, in Luke 19. In the time that … Continue reading

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Paperless Post for the Win!

So, my life can get pretty crazy, pretty quickly. Like, instantly. Between a schedule full of sports, two backpacks full of stress, and a family and church life, my days don’t have lots of seconds left for extra things. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Someone Became A Reader Today

Someone became a reader today. On his mother’s lap, with his favorite book. A book whose cover is worn by many bedtime stories and look-throughs. He loves the colors, and he loves the pictures, and he loves the story. He … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten: 6 Ways To Promote Great Writing

It’s an amazing blessing to have a front row seat to the transformation that takes place in a kindergarten student’s communication skills. Some come to the classroom with very few words in their spoken vocabularies and leave for first grade … Continue reading

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