Many…many years ago I worked with middle school students on a weekly basis. Middle school students are the equivalent to a carbonated beverage shaken up and opened…but the fizzing never stops. I enjoyed and loved…

Life has many obstacles that impend our lives. We have dreams of where we want to go in life. We plan out our lives or have a general idea of where or what we want…

Do you ever have days when it feels like life is against you. It feels like you are playing a game without knowing the rules. It seems like at every turn there is a road…

Welcome to Orange13.  Orange13 is dedicated to anyone who needs encouragement, inspiration and love. Orange13 was created to encourage, inspire and love students in college, parents, and teenagers.  My hope is that as we journey together…

Looking into our lives or pausing is not the easiest endeavor.  Many times we don’t know where to start.  This post is dedicated to encouraging you to look inward and think about you.  There are…

I started looking at decisions like paths in the road, wondering where each path was going to take me.  I learned not to trust my instincts, seeing that often something that looked like a good…

In a previous post I talked a little about seeing with fresh eyes.  There is a passage in the Psalms that is connected to seeing with fresh eyes.  The passage is basically a clinic in…

Top 10 lessons from our parent panel Love them unconditionally. You might disagree with their choices and be hurt, but love them without fail. Parent out of trust and try to avoid fear. Easier said…

The Real Act of discovery consists not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. -MARCEL PROUST This quote was taken from the book “The ten Faces Of Innovation”.  One of my passions…