Sunday, September 8, 2013


The first week of school is complete. The weather has turned from hot and humid into cool, breezy days full of sunshine while the leaves start to change color and the sweatshirts come out from hiding. It is my favorite time of year. Back to school, cooler days, sweatshirts, blankets, apples and pumpkins...well, you get the idea. I love fall! It is a time of transition. 

As I was doing some school work, I heard squeals of laughter and cheers outside the house. In the road, our neighbors are teaching their twin girls to ride their bikes without training wheels. One has it down, one is a little less confident. As I sit here writing this, mom and dad are shouting words of encouragement and cheer and patiently running back and forth while their little girls reach this milestone. 

My heart fills with joy for this family-together and whole-just the way God designed it to be. My heart aches with longing for a husband to love and serve, to glorify God with and for children of my own someday who I will guide through this life cheering and encouraging, training and supporting. I don't know the future, but I know that God does. He knows what is best for me and my desires and dreams and hopes. He knows that at the same time I am filled with joy, a deep sadness also surfaces. It is okay. He has designed me this way. He is sovereign. He is always with me. He sustains me and guides me. My God is a faithful God and I can trust Him always even when it hurts. 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My Mission Field

Our Calendar Wall 
Tomorrow is the first day of the new school year! This will be my 8th year teaching, 2nd year in kindergarten! My kids from my first year of teaching are starting 9th grade! It amazes me how the time goes by quicker each year! 

Tomorrow I will welcome 28 little blessings! Yes, 28 and yes, I will choose to see each one as a blessing! Each of them were "fearfully and wonderfully made" by God (Psalm 139:14). God has brought each one to my classroom. They are all there for a purpose and through the power of the Holy Spirit living in me I will do my best to make sure that they have the best first year of school possible. 

Please join me in praying for this school year, this class God has brought together and that the love of Christ will shine through me to them- not just on day one but until the last.