Author Archives: Paige Givens

Granny’s Tulips

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”                                                … Continue reading

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Leaning

“What have I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms? I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, leaning on the everlasting arms. Leaning, leaning, safe a secure from all alarm. Leaning, leaning, leaning … Continue reading

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Our Day

We had a good day yesterday! It was easy and fun, and we talked a LOT together. We decided to tweak just a few things, and I’m sure we’ll change something little every day to work for us, but here’s … Continue reading

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All Things Work Together

Well, it seems that I have a little extra time on my hands…so I write! I felt a lot of things yesterday when I looked around my classroom one last time before turning off the lights and locking the door. … Continue reading

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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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