Thankful Thursday

  I ran a stop sign the other day, I did. It wasn’t a slow roll through. Nope, I ran it at about 60 mph. Not good. I nearly collided with a car whose driver sounded the horn loud and clear. Rightly so. Wow. There was grace that totally abounded. Totally. For me. Grace abounded for the driver  in the car who sounded the horn, for the passengers. I didn’t get a ticket, but I so should have. It didn’tRead more

…a few thoughts on remembering…

So, I’ve seen lots of posts lately saying that for teachers, it feels like May has like 100 days. Well, I thought that was a cute statement around mid-May, but now, I think it’s quite accurate. We finished up round two of testing today, and I’m so thankful we’re on the homestretch, but I tell ya, this teacher is T—I–R–E–D. Big time. That fatigue comes out in little ways. Like I have forgotten my phone a couple times as I’veRead more

Thankful Thursday

There’s a corner of my classroom that got fuller this week. It’s the corner right behind the chair where I spend a good part of my day teaching small groups. It’s ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ and I have truly felt appreciated in so many ways. Here  is just one of them. I work with a sassy little kindergarten student. He’s quite the competitor. One of the games we play involves using dice to teach  the ‘counting up’ strategy, one-to-one correspondence, andRead more

Thankful Thursday

So on this ‘Thankful Thursday’ I’m thankful for words. I’m thankful for words spoken that bring clarity. It’s amazing the power of words to clear the air and wash away misunderstandings when all parties have taken a deep breath before hand. Sometimes, that’s a crucial piece (for peace)—this breathing in and breathing out. Somehow, deep breaths seem to open up the ability to listen and hear a bit more.  And I’m thinking that good conversation is just that…it’s a breathingRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes I’m amazed at how  quickly the days fly on by….especially when I’m on break. It’s been so good to catch up on some things and not feel like the days are so packed, and I’ve been really thankful for that. But today, well, I woke up feeling like I just hadn’t accomplished quite as much as I should have and was concerned because the break is just about over for me. Sometimes no matter how much I check offRead more

note to self…

Note to Self:  Some things—beautiful, unexpected, glorious things–– ONLY grow in the desert. Like Cacti. And blue desert flowers. And ‘resurrection plants’. Maybe the periods of drought coupled with lots of Light can cultivate unique and amazing things that are  indigenous to places you’d least expect…and not just in plants mind you <3.  I love that God has variety beyond compare and that He can use anything, anyone, any place to make things grow out of the dust. Am thinking that’sRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today, am thankful for sunrises that look like sherbet, and for eyes to see them. …for…Paths to take and the feet to take them. …for…Inspiration given and the heart to receive it. …for Growth seen and the scaffolds to support it. Thankful for laughter this week amidst lots of tears. (Some weeks are just like that…) Thankful for sneezes, and Chlortabs that slow them down, and good food. For weather getting cold and the first pot of chili of theRead more

Thankful Thursday

These are just a few images from this week.  They capture  moments in time in the span of a few days. As I looked at them I kept thinking of how amazing it is all that is packed in a moment, a day, a week, …a lifetime. I mean, when you think about it, it’s amazing what even one day can hold. My day began with some good books, coffee and this… It’s been a full week. I’ve been onRead more

Thankful Thursday

Do you ever have those weeks when you’re trying to keep things light and on the surface, but there are underlying issues that feel like a magnet that keep drawing you back to where ya just don’t want to go (but probably need to go)?  Well, I’ve had one of those weeks. Maybe those kind of weeks make the on-the-surface  stuff all the more appreciated. On-the-surface items like this, for instance…. ….Breyers’ Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints Ice Cream. IfRead more

Thankful Thursday

This morning I got caught in the early morning rain, spilled coffee, and forgot my sweater, but….I had only been driving a few minutes when I saw this. it was pretty cool to see through the rain to the sunlight on the horizon. Sometimes you just gotta go through stuff like rain, or tough circumstances, or waiting periods. During those times, it’s a real gift to catch glimpses of what’s beyond the rain or tunnel or whatever. Yep, there’s somethingRead more