Saturday, April 28, 2007


Hello everyone.
I have been busy, but that's nothing unusual! I thought I would share some updates:

Test results~ Of course, everything came back normal. The only thing that was "noted" was that with the back x-ray was that the lumbar area is narrow. That's all I was told. So, I still have no idea what is wrong with me.

School~ A month to go! Where has the time gone? I can't believe that the school year is coming to an end. Although, I am going to run out of curriculum before I run out of school days! :) My kids did a great job on this last fundraiser. We exceeded our class goal and I think I have the school's top seller as well. So, now I have to plan a pizza party for my kids as a reward. I'll enjoy doing that.

Preaching Conference~ I needed it so much. Yes, I needed the messages (and I still need to order the set) and I needed that refresher of being able to see people I know. Granted, I've been in VA almost 8 months now, I still miss so many people. I did find out that there are other alumni not too far from me, so maybe I'll try to get in touch with them.

Summer~ It looks like a trip to CA is out now. Mimi wants everyone there for her birthday, but I still have school at that time. Too bad. Now, I will be going to MI for two weeks! I asked Mr. J to let Pastor know that I would like my name on the helper list for Neighborhood Bible Time. I have missed it SOOOO much for the past 4 years due to working and staying at Fairhaven during the summer. I'm even willing to work with the teens! That's a shocker to me! I'm looking forward to this summer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Please pray

I am curently waiting for some test results. I have been having some pain in my side, back, and stomach. It has been happening frequently the last few weeks. I was fianlly able to see a doctor on Monday, but I have been unimpressed with her. New insurance, new doctor. I was there at 3:30, my appointment was for 3:45 and I wasn't called back until 4:45. Not a fun wait.
Then, I had to go back on Tuesday for lab work and x-rays. I would like to know what is causing this pain.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

God's Will

All too often I hear about people who have turned from what they claimed the Lord has called them to do. College, marriage, mission field, occupation. I don't think the Lord would have us changing it up every couple years. I know that young ladies my age who have taken on a teaching postion may stay a year or two at one place and then leave because they didn't get what they wanted (i.e. a husband). They are really searching out their own will, not God's. I've had a number of people ask me if I am returning to teach next year. Most certainly. This is where the Lord want's me. If I am to marry, then He will bring the guy here or make it quite clear in where I am to be. This time last year I had no idea that I'd be where I am at now. I love teaching my children and the ministries I am involoved in. I am getting to know the people and the area better each day.

One piece of information I got from college was to find God's Will and do it. Everything else will come in God's timing. I like listening to stories from peoples' lives when they just focused on God and everything turned out all right. It gives me goose bumps!

Double Standards

Ok, this is an area I know that I have things to work on, but I see so much of it in churches or "church people." There are many who claim to believe and follow the Word of God, but yet, they do not. Ladies ought to dress like ladies. Would you expect to see a guy in a skirt or dress? NO! So, why then is it not the same with a woman in slacks? How about music? There are things that some would listen to on the way to church, but then make sure it is off when they pull into the parking lot. Then there are the places one would go. Some would just die to been seen in a particular place, but why go there at all then? It's that guilty conscience, some say, but really, it's the Lord working on your heart. Too often, we say "do as I say, not as I do" and think that is good enough.

Why are people afraid of having godly standards? The Bible tells us that we are a peculiar people. I know that if I could change one thing, it would be the decision to honor God with my dress earlier in my life. Now, I can try to argue that I was pretty modest, but it didn't honor God. Now, people argue that a lady wearing slacks is actually more modest for certain activities. Well, think about it: If you have to wear slacks to be modest in a certain activity, should you really be participating in that activity?

Like I said, I know I have areas to work on myself. I'm not thinking of anyone in particular, but just an observation I've had.

Lost Innocence

I would think that a 7-9 year old would not know much of the ways of the world, but its not so in this day and age. Parents have let the television raise their kids and the product is not good. The television standards have dropped drastically since when it first came out. Adult cartoons are now being watched regularly by children. And no one seems to care. Kids are being shown that it is ok to lie when it gets them out of trouble. The Bible says "thou shalt not lie."

I am appalled by the lack of respect children have for adults. There should be no reason at all for a child to argue with an adult. I am trying to get my students to see that it is very rude to do that. When told to do something by someone of authority over them, they ought to say "yes ma'am/sir" and do it with no discussion. Parents are to blame for this lack of training, especially when they allow the child to argue. Kids are supposed to be sweet and innocent, but the reality is that they are rude, cocky, and have rotten attitudes.

Even working in daycare, the kids are so cruel to each other. Gossiping, scheming, bad mouthing. Where do they get this. Sadly, they most likely see it at home where their role models are. Mom, Dad, are you setting a good example for your children? Do you want them to be exactly like you. Really, take inventory of your life and figure out what characteristics you would like your children to have and improve upon them yourself.
As I have the time, the next few posts will be on differnt topics I've been thinking about or that the Lord has been dealing with me about. I've been doing a bit of thinking lately (so watch out!).