The Rising Tide

Here is a link to an article I wrote about gifted education for the Commonwealth Education Partnerships Conference held in South Africa in 2007.

New Beginnings

The happiest day ...

24 May 2003

Eleven years ago today – I think I fulfilled my vows over these last eleven years as best I could.
I look forward to what God has in store for my future.
He has given me so many promises … I can’t wait!

Transplant Tourism: A Euphemism for Organ Trafficking!

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I am studying a Science Communication paper this summer semester, and instead of studying new topics for all the different styles of writing and presentation, we are covering the theme of organ transplantation and organ availability for all our various media. So-o-o-o interesting, to really study a topic in depth that was completely foreign to […]

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Snooze and SOZO go hand in hand!


I had a wonderful day today at SOZO ministry training in Silverdale, with an amazing English emergency doctor, now working for Bethel Ministries in Australia. Kate Jutsum showed us how simple it can be to help pray for people to be released from the fear and bondage that can sap the strength out of their […]

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Kia Kaha Ireland – Gifted Awareness Week 2013

Gifted Education Awareness Week Ireland
22 - 27 September 2013

In essence, if we want to make someone more aware of something, we need to first educate them. Educating people about the gifted should help people to become aware of the idiosyncrasies that often accompany these special people. But to be aware, you need to know more than the facts; you need to be intimately […]

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Restoration and Prophecy


Prophet Kris Valloton prophesied the restoration of marriages over those who had a broken heart. He followed with a message about what happens when God has given you a prophetic word and the brook dries up! 1 Kings 17: 1 – 7 You may be doing exactly what God has called you to do, but […]

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Who decides what giftedness is?

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New Zealand may have lost a World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children, but Kentucky and technology has kept those of us unable to attend this one very well connected. It was just like being there ‘in person’ (ahem, she coughs), as I listened with passion to Roland Perrson’s Keynote address – “Who decides what […]

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Dangers and Responsibilities of the Internet


Here is a timely reminder to keep an eye on what our gifted students need to be careful of as they participate in open online courses and MOOCs for meeting their needs. So much is available free, outside of the “walled” offerings that are paid for. Watch out that “free” sign doesn’t become more costly […]

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What all teachers in regular classrooms can do for the gifted … # 1

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Teachers often think they just haven’t got time to differentiate the curriculum for gifted students. They may not use these exact words, but they look at all the other things they have to report on each week, and doing something extra on top of that for a small minority is beyond them. Besides, if they […]

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Halfway House


No! I am not in rehab, if that’s what you were thinking. But I have shifted and I am halfway back home to my house on the Shore! Actually just waiting for the last flatmate to shift out and then I’ll be back with my precious grandson as we all prepare for the arrival of […]

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