When Our Paths Cross
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When Our Paths Cross

My faith has always played a major role in my life, but like many people I have faced challenges and triumphs. I am grateful to have had my faith planted by my parents, shaped at Reicher Catholic High School, and deepened by St. Mary’s Catholic Student Center at Texas A&M University. I have been out...

Apples for My Teachers
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Apples for My Teachers

There are apples to keep the doctor away, Apple computers, apples to pick and apples to eat. However, the best apples, in my opinion, are the ones that should be given to the teachers at St. Augustine Elementary School in Andover, MA. As the AV at St. Augustine, I serve in a jack-of-all-trades type of...

The Road Less Traveled
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The Road Less Traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost A year ago I was a senior in college standing before two roads. One road would lead me to a graduate school and a job after graduation, a road many of...

You Are Exactly Where You’re Supposed To Be…
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You Are Exactly Where You’re Supposed To Be…

I can still remember the day my parents dropped me off for orientation, questioning if I was making the right decision by volunteering or if I was just trying to find an excuse to not join the corporate working world yet.  Then during orientation I had a God Wink and I realized I am where...

Camden
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Camden

Blessed Oscar Romero said “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” In volunteering at Merrimack College there are many opportunities to step outside of yourself and really be present to the students you are serving. This past week I was able to serve alongside twelve students and another advisor for an Alternative Spring...

The Power of Flexibility
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The Power of Flexibility

“In kindergarten, we have to be flexible. Not every day can be the same and we have to be open to change.  So, what do we have to be, class?” asked the kindergarten teacher at St. Augustine School, in Andover, Massachusetts. “We have to be flexible!” twenty-seven kindergarteners responded with enthusiasm. I learned this kindergarten motto...

I Haven’t Worked A Single Day This Year
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I Haven’t Worked A Single Day This Year

To say that my very first day at LCA was a whirlwind is perhaps the understatement of the year. I was under the impression that I would be working directly with kids, but I was told that there was a need for me to be in the front office answering parent phone calls for the...