What Students Really Need to Hear

I pray I am this awesome of a teacher!

AFFECTIVE LIVING

It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.

This is what students really need to hear:

First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself.  And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…

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The Road In Front Of You

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When looking at the road in front of you and the road behind you what is really the difference?

Experience? Time?

The road that’s behind you was, at one point, in front of you. The fear, the excitement, and the trepidation of traveling the road in front of you is always with you. There’s always a road in front of you but how you travel that road is up to you. Are you blindly going to travel on ice or are you going to ask your heavenly father for help and guidance? I choose asking for help and guidance.

Why blindly travel down the road that you don’t know what’s at the end when you can ask for help and guidance from your heavenly father who knows exactly what is at the end of that road for you.

Take that step of faith! Trust God! He will never fail you! He will never lead you astray!

If You Are Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands

CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP

Something amazing and wonderful happened last Sunday. It snuck right up on me. I woke up at total peace and full of joy!

Wait!?!?! What?!?!?

That’s right, I was smiling and laughing from the inside out! At church I decides to get plugged in and start serving. I went out of my way to talk to people and introduce myself.

*Insert deep breath here*

Look at me finding even more of myself! WOOT WOOT

So what changed in my life to bring this about? Simple, I moved. I had no idea how oppressive the place I lived was. I never really relaxed there and could not get a deep nights sleep. The stress was constant and always nagging me. Therefore; when I moved my eyes were opened to what my life was before… Yucky!

A simple change of location was all I needed. I have since been able to take a deep breath, relax, and rediscover me.

Thank you God for always being in control!

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Freckled Beauty

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Happy New Year from my freckled family to you! My God bless you in all you do this year!

Thank you Lord for Your guidance, love, forgiveness, peace, anointing, wisdom, favor, health, and so much more in 2013. I look forward to you doing more than I could ever hope for or imagine in 2014!