Author: Amanda

Even angels need lip gloss …

I teach Sunday school every other Sunday morning at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. The kids in my class can range in age from 5 to 10 years old. And they are awesome.   Occasionally, I have to leave Sunday school and go repent of a few thoughts I’ve had over the past hour, but

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How do we stop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the possible effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASD affects one in 100 infants each year, yet is 100 percent preventable. Some of those possible effects can include seizures, facial and other physical malformations, and developmental delays and

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Learning to read, a boring pond and three magical fish

I can still remember learning to read. It was a very exciting time. I was in first grade, and we were taught phonics with the Open Court system. If you’re around my age, you’ll remember the wall cards with the letters and pictures on them, and the chant that we stood and recited every morning:

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