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  1. So, I had a flat tire this morning. I had to get the Suberu (sp?) out… haven’t started it for six months… [i am happy we are going through stewardship at church now… very applicable]

    i was so thankful to God this morning! I wanted to get up early to do school work (i planned 1:30…. didn’t get out of bed till 2:45, though)… i got up, had two great cups of coffee! and a really good breakfast, too! So, I felt like reading the word, and spent about an hour with that. I was so comforted and directed.

    So, I only did school work for about 2 hours instead of the planned 4 hours. I, moreoften than not, run out the door frazeld, anyhow.

    I was so thankful God had gotten me up early enough to deal with everything, still get to work on time, and prepare for my 3 tests today.

    The Lord was so faithful! As my car issues was happening, I felt so upheld! It was great! [My transmission in the Suberu is going out, I suspect. But nothing happened this morning! With that. This, specifically, made my prayer time especially sweet this morning!]

    School was stressfull as well. But today the stress was really good. Its like the French version of ‘terrible.’ Can either be meaning really good or really bad and every once in a while means both at the same time. And I got through it!

    I love working in a Christian school, because if I am not organized enough to have a lesson plan with specific objectives in line, and if I don’t want to randomly lecture, I can have kids pray! Or talk about a scripture.

    In environmental science, i had kids talk about Luke chapter 16, which we heard from P. Jon this Sunday. We talked about being wise stewards of our environment and our personal lives. I love weaving faith with the science!

    So, I had to share my great day with you all. I was planning to share in devotions tomorrow in school, but I couldn’t wait to share!

    Oh! And I didn’t have to stress about money for new tires, either! (~$200) Praise the Lord.


  2. I need ideas, if anyone has inclination.

    I am presenting a devotion for my staff next Tuesday. We have a virture and verse of the month; this month our virture is boldness and the verse is 1 Peter 3:14b-17.

    [“Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.’ But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”]

    My presentation/devotion is 25 minutes. I am thinking of

    (1) reading the letter from Mitch Lewis, at:

    and (2) having the staff get in groups to work on memorizing 1 peter 3:14b-17 as a game (group puzzle, etc. esentially, what kid’s church would do.)

    I am not feeling great about it, though. It will provide something to do, and is along our virtue topic, but I am not passionate about this nor do I feel my ideas will produce results.

    Does anyone have any ideas for me?



  3. i think your devotional will be great. it sounds like something that will seem ‘out-of-the-box’ for most of the teachers. it’ll be good for them.

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