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old teachers never die….they just lose their class……

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After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

“Let me see if I’ve got this right.  You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.  You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook and apply for a job.

You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass their final exams.

You also want me to provide them with an equal education, regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter and reportcard.

You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books a big smile and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

You want me to do all this, and then you tell me……

I CAN’T PRAY?

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Bathing with the Gaithers, and other blessings…

Oh….stop it.  There wasn’t enough room IN the tub for all of us, so I just listened to them sing on my iPad, while I enjoyed my detox bath. (where is your mind, people?)

Yes, my morning was lovely.  I am so blessed.  I have a husband that works so very hard, so I don’t have to  (insert prayer request for him HERE)

So here is a little snippet of my perfect morning …..  It started around 6 ish, (why start earlier, hmm?)  I kissed my sweetie and shoo’ed him out the door,  grabbed my bible along with my notebook for some much needed quiet time.

I’m studying (for the 2nd time) Kelly Minter’s Lifeway study called, No Other God’s.  Have you seen it?  You can find it here and I HIGHLY recommend it!   I know that idol worship may seem like something from the Old Testament, but anything that takes a higher priority over God (read: job, hobby, Facebook, cell phone..eeek!) is considered an idol.  It is eye opening and you really should get this book.

So, back to the day.  I did my study for the day, had my prayer time and then decided it was time for a Juice!  I went in the garage to get Jack LaLanne…..ok, not the REAL Jack, but his fabulous juicer.  Easy to use and easy to clean!

Carrots, celery, apple and ginger……yummmmy.  Thankfully, when I get my produce home, I immediately grate, separate, chop and bag everything, and this makes it super easy to make a juice!

If I were really smart, I would place the apple, carrots, celery and piece of ginger into it’s own ziploc and label CARROT JUICE.  That’s what I would do if I were really smart……. (insert sound of crickets here)…………..maybe next time.

Once I had my sweet juice, I decided it would be a good time for my detox bath.  I grabbed my Epsom Salts, baking soda, grated ginger and The Gaithers, and headed for the bathroom.  I grew up with southern gospel music and enjoy it so much!  It’s right up there on the list of sweet tea and big hair!  It’s the perfect storm!!!

While the Gaithers were singing, I was relaxing and thanking God for my perfect morning.  He is so good and I am so very blessed!  What a great time and a privilege to thank Him for all my blessings!  This is my meditation!  I don’t need to ommmm…in a yoga class, I can speak directly to the creator of the universe!!  How powerful is that?

Never get so busy that you forget to spend time in His Word and in prayer.  You are denying yourself  the blessing of hearing His voice and feeling His presence.  He has provided everything you need for freedom of burdens, so  STOP.  LOOK. LISTEN.

And have the perfect beginning to a perfect day!!!

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friend request denied…sorry, Israel…

Can’t we all just get along????  Watch…..

 

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where’d she go??

Pretty soon (March 3rd) I’ll be heading off to Israel!!!  This will be my second trip and I’m sure it will be just as wonderful as the first!

But here’s the dealio…..I’m taking my iPad and have (finally) figured out how to download my pictures.  So each day I will download pictures and tell about where we are and what we’re doing.

Bad part…….I cannot get the pictures to my blog page..  (insert gasps and wailing here)…Soooo….if you want to know ALL ABOUT the trip….I will need you to check Facebook.  If you are somewhere out there and are NOT my Facebook friend…..send a request and I will add you.  Unless you are a creeper….then, I’m not sure what I’ll do.

So, each day I will post pictures and tell a little bit about each one so you can ‘walk with me’.  Although your ‘walk’ will be a tad  less expensive than mine… but YOU WON’T GET BLISTERS!!

It’s going to be great and I can’t wait to let you in on all the scoop.  Don’t you want Jerusalem scoop?  Sure you do!!!

Just think!  You can live vicariously through me!  How fun is that?  Super fun, I tell you.

So, let’s get this Facebook thingy out of the way and start living the life……..

SHALOM!!!

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how to ‘friend’ Jesus…

Here is another “modern” way to look at the Birth of Jesus….

This was well done!

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