Thursday, April 28, 2011

Devastation across the South

Life is just so daily. I think that quote is so is daily, but what is important is how do I spend my DAILY LIFE? I am so consumed with the unimportant things, I take every second of my life for granted. As I hear about the devastation across the south, especially Alabama, I am saddened. Things can be replaced, but lives cannot. There is bad weather coming this way and I am thnking about all the things and people I take for granted. I am thinking about those who have lost their homes and belongings, I am thinking about those who have lost loved ones and I am truly sorry for their loss..Father, please provide comfort to those who are heartbroken right now in the southern states. I pray that you will wrap your loving arms around them and help them to see Your glory in this, somehow. I pray You will provide comfort and help to those in need. Thank you for your safety and love over my friends and family, but bless those who were not as fortunate.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So I have had my nieces here since Sunday. It has made me realize how ready for a family Curtis and I are. I have really enjoyed having them stay with us and will miss them when they leave. I know that God has a plan for me and Curtis...I just wish I knew what it was. I don't have the patience to wait and see. I never have the patience for anything. In fact, I stopped asking God to grant me patience because every time I did, He would present me with something to practice having patience for. When you are a teacher, you don't need any more reasons than you already have to be taught a lesson in patience. Therefore, every time I would get ready to ask God for patience, I thought twice and stopped. Awful, I know, but also so true.

But patience is what I need. "But for those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint." Isaiah 40:31

If I just wait on God I will soar on wings like eagles and will not be tired, stressed, anything, but strong and stress-free! Now that is is hoping and waiting on you God!

On a funnier note though, my niece informed me today that you just need a pregnancy test to get pregnant...ohhhhh...the innocence of more reason I love them and my job of working with children every day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's been a while

Wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I have last posted...

So much for one weekly...haha...that's the way life goes sometimes. Well I am concluding my spring break as of tomorrow. I can't believe it is already over...tear... It was a terrific week. I did what I wanted when I wanted. There was no to do list for me...if I felt like doing something I did, if I didn't then I didn't....PERFECT!

This is so different from the norm for me. I have demands to be met and needs to facilitate. Life has been stress free for me this week....its been super nice..but it is back to reality.

We have about 8 weeks left of school...8 WEEKS!!!! I can't believe it. This year has flown by. I am going to miss my kids. It is really funny...I can remember at the beginning of the year thinking this class could never make me fall in love with them like last years group. But I was wrong...they are so wonderful. I love them all..they mean a whole lot to me and I am so proud of them. They have all made tremendous growth. I get to see daily why I chose teaching as my profession.

Now, onto a more pressing issue--tomorrow is Easter. I am lucky and get to spend it with my family (minus Curtis) :( What is Easter exactly? It is the celebration of Christ our Savior coming back from the grave. My savior died. MY SAVIOR CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!Isn't the amazing? Christ died for my sins and yours. He laid his life on the cross-the punishment for those who committed the most horrible crimes-for MY sins. People yelled names at Him, people asked for His death, people beat Him, people enjoyed watching Him be beaten and get His hands nailed to a cross. Did He deserve any of this? No. We did, but He took the fall for us. Because of Him, I can be here today. I don't ever deserve any of what Christ did for me. I could never repay Him and a do a lousy job at even trying. But I am choosing to live each day for Him and to remember that it is for Him I do all things.

You watched your Son die a shameful death for no wrongdoing. You even asked Him to die for us. He prayed that You would come up with some other way, but ultimately He trusted in You and let Your will be done. I can't even imagine watching my child (when I ever have one) being beaten, scorned and nailed to a cross. You did and You could have intervened, but You didn't because You love me. You love me even when I am unlovable and lazy. You give me chance after chance to be more like Your Son. You grant favor over me even when I am least deserving. You continue to bestow blessing upon blessing on me. Father I love you. I am thankful for Your sacrifice and I am thankful for Your Son. He didn't have to die for my sins, but He did because He loves You and Your sons and daughters more than His life. Father, grant me the courage to stand up for You when I need to. Give me the love You desire from me. Help me to love others like You would love them. Help me to be honest and hardworking. Help me to surrender to Your will. Help me to be helpful, kind and friendly to others. Remind me that I am here because of You and for You I shall do all things. I love You.
In Your Holy and loving name,