I Loved Being the Favored “Teacher’s Pet” in Third Grade

I Loved Being the Favored “Teacher’s Pet” in Third Grade

When I was in third grade, I was Mrs. Leighton’s “teacher’s pet.” Everyone knew, especially my fellow students, that Mrs. Leighton favored me. The feeling of her favor was like drinking living water for my child’s thirsty soul. Mrs. Leighton, for...
I’m Like the Samaritan Woman With Strategies

I’m Like the Samaritan Woman With Strategies

I’m just like the Samaritan Woman with honed defensive strategies. My primary defensive emotional and verbal response is anger and blaming another. Or pointing out that person’s inadequacies. In all the times I’d studied the Samaritan Woman,...