Sunday, May 27, 2012

Amazing Acts of God

It's happened a few too many times to not mention. God has been gracious and wonderful to me. Ok, so I do Children's story in church about 2 or 3 times a cycle which amounts to about 10 times a year. I am often at a loss of what to do or say or I'm not sure if what I have planned will work. Countless times I have had people come up after the service and tell me how much they were moved by the story. I can't take credit. I have given these stories up to God to allow him to work his blessing in the way he sees fit. I don't know how to describe it. Pastor John likes to joke that I only come up with the stories while I'm sitting in the pew. It's not quite that bad, but there have been Sundays when I've spent the Sunday School time working on it and finalizing it during congregational singing. And yet God continues to be faithful and blesses people in spite of me. This is has been a weak description but it's the best I can come up with for now.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crazy Week

It's been a real crazy last 7 days. I  have lost a LOT of sleep. WOW. So anyway, I guess it started last week when we looked at a house. The next morning we had put in an offer and that night it was ours. This weekend was crazy getting our place ready to list. The house thing came a little out of the blue (that's a play on words because the house we bought it blue, tee hee) so we weren't really ready for this. We did a lot of work on the house and yard cleaning up and purging stuff we weren't really sure why we still had.
Katie passed away on Sunday evening. It was sooner than expected. I know there is a lot of hurt but I think there is celebration because of the inspiration Katie has been to so many and that she has left her imperfect earthly body and taken on her perfect heavenly one. I care more because of Katie. So that's been on my mind too. And finally, yesterday we sold our house. That was a blessing. So lots a highs and lows. Post is a little fractured and all over the place but then again, so is my mind.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Change of Pace

The last week or two have been a little busy but kind of nice. I haven't really been busy with any one thing, just a lot of little things. The biggest change has been subbing, aka actually getting paid for being in the school. That's been pretty exciting. I think I got the perfect start to subbing because I was in the school I student taught last year which means I started off know the names of over half of the students. That is handy. I'm always amazed at how much easier classroom management becomes for me when I know the students names. That's one of the reasons I try to learn names to quickly. Anyway, familiar situation, familiar students, an all around great start. The second big thing is I went to the school where I'm going to teach next year. I got a tour and even met some of the students. In fact when I pulled up and got out of the car the first thing a student said to me was, "Are you our new teacher?". That felt special. Anyway, I came out carrying a lot of books which I need to work through in preparation for September.
Good Times