Today is my birthday! So I'm taking the day off. :o) But I sincerely wanted to post an encouraging word for all of the graduates out there. Recently, one of my dear writer friends, Teresa Lockhart, wrote a blog entry on SerendipiTee, her blog, that reminded me of the graduates in our school but also about my life personally. My daily goals - things I have to get done and things I want to get done - all require my FOCUS! Teresa said she'd be happy to share her blog post on focusing with us so I'm happy to had the reins over to Teresa Lockhart for today!
Quick bio: Teresa Lockhart's been a freelance writer for several years, interviewing celebrities about the way God is working in their lives. Her work has appeared in several Lifeway and Vox publications in addition to many others. She's a frequent writer for the Living Light News out of Edmonton (Canada).
When she's not writing, she spends her time teaching high school journalism. She says, "I get my greatest inspiration and laughter from my students." She's been named an Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities, a Tennessee Regional Teacher of the Year, a Middle Tennessee Scholastic Press Association Media Adviser of the Year, and a Tennessee High School Press Association Media Adviser of the Year. She's just recently been named a Certified Journalism Instructor by the Journalism Education Association.
For the last year Teresa's been writing, revising, and polishing her first YA novel. She says, "I have a strong passion to help my readers see how wonderfully and serendipitously God works in their lives." I think you will agree with me that Teresa is incredibly talented and as she shares her heart with us, you'll see just how amazing she really is. Now, without further ado . . .