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Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Teacher
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I am an ordinary person with an extraordinary God!


Valerie Garrison
Valerie Garrison (122)
Jan. 23, 2016. KAYLA'S HULA-HOOP
As I entered my local Goodwill yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to see a cute little girl swirling a hula hoop around her waist. She was probably 6 years old. If you looked up "cute" in the dictionary you could see her face. We exchanged pleasantries about her hula-hoop abilities before I began my search for my latest "diamond in the rough."

By the time my cart become loaded with garments to audition, this adorable little girl approached me with a look of disappointment. She approached me and relayed her sad news. Her Dad told her to stop playing with it and put it back. I suggested she go ask her Daddy if he would let me buy the hula-hoop for her. Turning lickety-split on her heels she ran to ask her Daddy. He came over to meet the person who made her daughter an offer she couldn't refuse. When I asked him if he would let me give his daughter this gift, he didn't want to accept my offer at first, but a few moments later he agreed. My heart swelled with joy at this opportunity to make someone's day. I told my new little friend to do something kind for someone else someday. She agreed.

This experience made me see that God’s light and love really can (and does) shine through me. By this one act of kindness, Little Miss Kayla and I both received a cherished gift. Thank you God!
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Amanda Goodwin
Amanda Goodwin (232)
So sweet - a wonderful Sunday read :)
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Cami Walker
Cami Walker (354)
Valerie, you should email this post to It would be great for book 2.
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Valerie Garrison (122)
While I am glad Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations are over, I look ahead to 2015 hoping to be a better manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit than I have been this year.
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Valerie Garrison
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I was able to upload a picture to my page on this site but I still can't figure out how to change my generic profile picture using my uploaded picture. I tried sending a message to the website but when it asks me to drag a symbol into the circle so I can "verify my humanity" it does not allow me to drag it. It only allows me to save or view the image which does no good. Please advise.
Valerie Garrison

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Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson (238)
Per technical support, upload your profile picture by clicking on the "Profile" link located in the blue toolbar at the top of the page when you log in. Once on the profile page, you will see the option to upload your picture.
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Valerie Garrison
Valerie Garrison (122)
Good day to everyone! Glad to be a part of the 29 Gifts journey with all of you! Would someone please give me detailed instructions on how to change my picture. I have clicked on update photo but it doesn't do anything. Step-by-step instructions would be most appreciated. Thank you!
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Luke Mahoney
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Hi Valerie - Please log into the back office at and click "profile" on the blue dashboard to update your profile, add new images, links and information. Please let me know if you need any further assistance - happy to help.
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