cling

Ugh. It’s the back to school January blues for this chick. I’ve been trying to focus my mind and have been failing miserably.  I tried thinking of all the thinks*  I’m thankful for,  prayed,  ( (things*, but I think it’s an appropriate typo, lol!)  I prepared lessons, and it all came up a bit short. It came up short that is… until I started to sing…and lift up my voice. So this song was sung/written on the way to DollarRead more

…a few thoughts on realms…

  “The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. “ ~Corrie ten Boom   I saw a shooting star tonight. I walked outside and looked up and immediately saw what looked like a ball of white fire slowly melting into the horizon as if moving from one realm to another. Funny how things like that can make you feel big and smallRead more

the extra mile

These past few weeks have been a challenge–a big one. No need to go into explanations (aka complain!), but I can say a few key words and you might be able to guess some of the sources of stress… Spirit Week at school (with lots of out of the routine activities for my students who may or may not struggle with transitions), CANDY for students, Full Moon, Fatigue, more CANDY for students, and end of grading period assessments in theRead more

…a few thoughts on interruptions…

As I walked across the parking lot on Friday, I felt as tired as I’ve felt in a long time.It was a Long week. A very long week. This little period between Halloween and ThanksGiving with full moons and sugar overloads and assessments and staff changes have gotten the best of yours truly. I am dog tired. Teacher tired. A good friend of mine was walking across the other end of the parking lot…and instead of calling out to her,Read more

lost and found

sometimes … it takes getting lost… really, really, really lost… To realize… that we need to be Found. Being found isn’t about finding this or finding that, searching for this, or searching for that. It’s not about finding ourselves or losing ourselves, It’s about being found…someone seeking us out and finding us. Like that lost sheep… Or that lost coin….   Sometimes….. We need someone to seek us out when we are lost and don’t know which way to turn.Read more

in our midst

This past week, I was reminded that we never know who is in our midst, or where those around us have walked.  I have learned time and time again that those who come into our lives might be there for a reason, for a season, and not by accident. I teach a variety of academics at the elementary school where I work. But in recent years, I have been trying to help students to develop skills of resilience as well.Read more

Solid as a Rock

  “The grass withers and the flower falls,  but the Word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 I sat in the sunshine yesterday and enjoyed reading and getting some fresh air. Every once in a while a wind would blow and leaves would float from the trees on the hill where we were, down to the water. As those leaves floated on by I thought of how quickly the seasons change. Just about that time, it was the sweetestRead more

(not-so-Silent) Sunday

There’s a cool breeze blowing in western NC this morning. The sun is shining and it’s not yet the predicted 90 degrees–it’s an early morning 75 degrees. Well, I made my coffee and looked out the window and saw this beautiful little white morning glory and it just gave me a glimmer of hope. I’ve had this morning glory plant (as well as some other perennials) in a big pot for years. Usually, it starts blooming in early July. ButRead more

New

New Every Morning. That’s what the Bible says. It says that His mercies are new…. …His mercies are new…not just on some mornings. The Bible says that His mercies are new EVERY morning. His mercies are new…EVERY morning… whether we have the eyes to see those mercies….or not. Then the verse says, “Great is Your faithfulness, O Lord.” If it were up to me, well my mercies might be new some mornings, and some evenings.  But if I didn’t haveRead more