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Hang In There

By Karen Wingate   Remember when high school and college students plastered their walls with poster art? One particularly amusing poster depicted a cat with a wide-eyed, desperate stare hanging from a high bar by the tips of its claws. The caption read, “Hang in there, baby.” When I saw the poster I wanted to […]

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Choosing Forgiveness

By Karen Wingate   I remember the sick feeling in my stomach when I heard about the brutal shooting of 10 Amish girls at a rural school near Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October, 2006. Five girls died and, to this day, one survivor still remains semi-comatose in her parents’ home. How could anyone be so […]

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

by Karen Wingate After teaching children in the local church for more than 30 years, I have reached two conclusions. First, there’s never enough time to teach all I want to teach. Second, my students may not be ready to hear what I have to say on any particular day. A Type A personality, I […]