Thankfulness: translating feelings to words.
Lunchroom food: the great uniter of humanity
Some of the most memorable lessons I've learned in the past 10 years.
“The Good Life” is a dish to be made, not a buffet to be picked through.
How God combats our deepest fear
God was a lot more likely to find Jesus’ ancestors in bars, brothels, or strip clubs instead of Vacation Bible School.
The word "meadows" suggests peace. Why, then, on God’s green earth is that our last name?
A woman’s hands are much like the one to whom they attach: unique and quite extraordinary.
As teachers, we know how to work, but resting...that's a different story.
Teenagers: they don’t mince words and they don’t spare feelings.
What's so special about small towns anyway?
Though many things change throughout the years, one thing stays the same: the people you see on Halloween.
An honest look at the ever-confusing idea of joy and what it's all about.
How to raise kids, according to the Meadows clan
A tribute to the seasonal scents fall brings forth
An inside look into the wonders and what-the-hecks of a high school classroom.
I decided that my time teaching wouldn’t be about standards. Instead, it would all revolve around one question.
A tribute to the best part of any sport!
From the common to the unique, the annoying to the unbearable, here is the definitive ranking of the worst parts of summer.
Now that we are closing out summer 2019, it seems only right to properly mourn the parts of summer we will most miss.
Is God still good? Will you still sing His praises, no matter the highs and lows of the year?
Early August: teachers dread its arrival while parents anticipate it like kids waiting for Christmas. The beginning of the school year is a cause for much trepidation for both educators and students alike. If you are a teacher like me, you’re feeling butterflies and a wee bit of anxiety about beginning a new year. My … Continue reading The Back-to-School Survival Guide
A short life update- a literary “calm before the storm,” if you will
If Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to eating, summertime is a whole season revolving around the same act.
Heavens to Betsy, it's hot!
“Oh, God, You shouldn’t have! No, really, God, You shouldn’t have.”
A tribute to all of the Southern mommas out there!
Fumblings, bumblings, questioning students’ mumblings, but I feel like I've at least learned something.
Ever had a student ask you a question that made you beg for Jesus to rapture you out of the school? This one is for you.
In many ways, April could possibly be considered the “month of life.” After all, during the month of April, we celebrate Easter in joyful remembrance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. April is also the month we celebrate donate life- the opportunity to donate organs to those in need. There are numerous parallels between these two … Continue reading Fate or Coincidence?: Donate Life Month
Easter: the moment Southerners can finally make their way out of hibernation.
Lost your faith lately? You’re in good company.
All Easter Eggs ARE NOT created equal.
Looking at the similarities between the most notorious traitor of all time and me.
An honest look at how life just doesn’t go right sometimes
My favorite thing to make for dinner? Reservations.
There are three B's that I lived by as a child- bowl cuts, boy clothes, and ballfield bruises.
Southern Baptists are some of the quirkiest folk out there.
Finding freedom through a new identity.
An action plan for small towns. After all, a fresh coat of paint on downtown buildings is a short term fix for a big issue.
One generation could be the problem or the solution for small towns.
Here are 5 things small towns did first. Now, I won’t say better, but, well, I’ll let you decide for yourself.
Despite our unique qualities, there are simply some landmarks that can be found in every small town.
Small town USA taught me more than college ever could.
Simple, common sense tips to help you set and keep your resolutions in 2019.
Finding peace in the midst of holiday troubles.
A close look at two different approaches to the same holiday season.
A nod to two "old-school" folks who have a special place in my heart.
Don't expect to enter into this kitchen footloose and fancy-free. Here are 11 unspoken rules of Thanksgiving by which we all must abide, lest chaos should ensue.
This is my story- about how God showed and continually shows me that there are meadows to be found in the wilderness.