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Teresa Ford is a retired high school principal and English teacher. She spent 30 years in public education, the last fifteen in educational administration. Her patience with adults is limited, but she can ignore teenagers for hours at a time. She and her husband have three adult children who live on opposite ends of the country, unfortunately in liberal states. Teresa enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and a good (or even mediocre) glass of wine.

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Teresa Ford 6/20/2021 5:04 AM

My Dad and me on My Wedding Day

At the time that my dad went to college, there was a well-known American rodeo champion and actor in Hollywood’s cowboy film industry named Hoot Gibson. Since my dad’s surname was Gipson, and because he loved making people laugh, one of his classmates started calling him “Hoot,” and the name stuck.

Teresa Ford 6/13/2021 5:01 AM
Recall a time when your mother (or dad or grandma or friend) wrapped arms around you to offer protection or comfort. Do you remember that feeling of peace that you had, even if for only a moment, that someone else understood you and would fight for you?

Teresa Ford 6/6/2021 5:03 AM
There is little doubt that we are hurting. We are grieving. We are broken. We feel like we are being pecked to death by hundreds of tiny ducks. So how do we cope when we are overwhelmed? How do we find peace in a world that is far from peaceful?

Pray! Be Still! Trust!
Teresa Ford 5/30/2021 5:01 AM
The nights of lost sleep, the worries over Trig and Chemistry grades, the job searches, the nightmare that has been the (over)reaction to a virus that has changed the way we think, travel, and socialize—how do we cope with these things without spiraling out of control?

A Christian’s Mother’s Day Reflection
Teresa Ford 5/9/2021 8:01 AM
Not long ago, I was asked by one of my pastors to share my thoughts about the mothering God. My first thought was, “Wow, that makes no sense. God is not a mother.” The phrases and hymns that come to mind when we think about God are full of masculine terms—


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