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I boxed up my classroom today. Year 2 of teaching K-5 music with the Cherry Creek Options program is complete! (Except for field days and our teacher work day.) It’s been a fun adventure the past two years surrounded by the Denver Tech Center, but I’m definitely looking forward to our new building. No more … Continue reading »

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A Snapshot in Time

Isn’t it interesting how so much can change in such a short time? I don’t usually write a “bio” for my blog because unless it’s super general, it has to be continually updated. However, I just discovered this bio I had written on my blog two years ago. And I realized how much it captured … Continue reading »

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A New Kind of School Year

This past year I moved from teaching 4th/5th graders in a rural public school to teaching K-5th grade homeschoolers in the heart of the Denver Tech Center. Instead of a peaceful drive surrounded by cornfields and farm animals, I battled spots of slow traffic on 3 lane busy streets and the infamous I-25. It’s not … Continue reading »

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The Lord Has Been GOOD

Psalm 92:1-4 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,     to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;  to declare Your steadfast love in the morning,     and Your faithfulness by night,  to the music of the lute and the harp,     to the melody of the lyre.  For You, O Lord, have made me … Continue reading »

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Embracing God’s Plans

In just a few short months, my life has undergone extreme change — leaving my job, my orchestra, and my church to start a new life as a married woman in a new house in a new city and new community. Most of the time I’m loving all the newness, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. … Continue reading »

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I Will Follow

Sovereign Lord, Where You go, I’ll go Where You stay, I’ll stay When You move, I’ll move I will follow You Five years ago I wanted to leave Greeley, to find a new job somewhere and start new. But God used the lyrics above from one of Chris Tomlin’s songs to show me that sometimes … Continue reading »

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July 4th Journey

It was July 4, 1996. My brother, John, and sister, Becca, had chosen to spend the 4th of July holiday in Buena Vista with my grandparents. I had decided to stay home with my parents. My baby brother Stephen was yet to arrive in October, so I had a brief “only child” experience. Because of … Continue reading »

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