The following is an article by Owen B., a second-grade student at Flour Bluff Primary:
Has anyone ever told you that everything would be better if God was allowed in school? I think that’s a funny thing to say since the Holy Spirit lives in my heart, and I go to school every day, which means God is always in school with me. God is everywhere, so I’m pretty sure that He didn’t forget to go to school. All I have to do is pray in my head to talk to Him. I know that He’s there because He tells us we can trust Him. Maybe more people need to believe in God so that everyone would understand that He is with them everywhere they go, even school.
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer a glimpse into the past and present of the little community of Flour Bluff. She wrote for The Flour Bluff Messenger, wrote and edited for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper that existed from December 2017 to April 2020, served as copy editor on three books, and continues to tutor students of all ages in the lively art of writing.