From the Desk of Mrs. Whelpley

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If there’s anything I’ve learned in homeschooling, it’s to acknowledge when you’re out of your league with a question you can’t answer. You know, those impossibly formidable and menacing quandaries like, “How are you today?”  Shall I end my family update there or take my stab at a response: “Compared to what?”  Let me try again: We have toilet paper …

New Job, Needs & Training [August 2021]

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The New JD I have a new job, and a specific, written-out-and-clear job description. Which is so refreshing. I will be a 🎺trumpet–sounds🎺 Project Coordinator for JFP’s Digital Department (same department, different team).  The role is an attention-to-details, high-touch, lots of follow-up conversations and meetings kind of job. It is not a job that I predict will be simple for …

A time to stay, a time to leave. [June 2021]

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The Last 10 Years Ten years ago this month, we welcomed Fia into the world, celebrated my first Father’s Day as a dad, we wrapped up our working-sabbatical in Orlando by moving back to PA for 9 months, and I joined the Jesus Film Project joining a newly formed digital department. This year, we’re finally (hopefully!) emerging from a pandemic, …

Pursue What Makes for Peace

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A week ago – during the breach of the US Capitol building – I had to tell one of my best friends that we absolutely could not have a text conversation that day about it. We tend to approach politics from different angles, and when we can talk face-to-face things are contentious but we can hammer through our differences in …