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Monday Moments

Mondays come around so quickly, don’t they? After the events of the last few weeks, I sometimes find myself wanting the days to speed up and blur together. It’s as if the days passing will distance me from hard things that happen and it can be as if they had never happened. But today I… Continue reading Monday Moments

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Planning ahead

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21, 23‬ ‭Every day brings new opportunities and lessons in how to plan without worry. The Lord’s mercies are new every morning, and He holds… Continue reading Planning ahead

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Satisfying Loving-kindness and Monday Mornings

He is more than able to do it. His love is never-ending and never failing. His love is fully able to satisfy my needs and desires, because, however large those desires seem, they are small compared to him. Today is a Monday, sure. Even so it is a day. Therefore it is a day to… Continue reading Satisfying Loving-kindness and Monday Mornings

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Mercy, peace, and love

“The mercy of God is the spring and fountain of all the good we have or hope for; mercy, not only to the miserable, but to the guilty. Next to mercy is peace, which we have from the sense of having obtained mercy. From peace springs love; Christ's love to us, our love to him,… Continue reading Mercy, peace, and love


Teacher’s April Fools’ Day Prank

Teacher’s April Fools’ Day Step 1: empty and wash out bottle Step 2: fill with water Step 3: take a couple drinks in the middle of class Student reactions so far: Disgust🤢 Incredulity 🤨 “Can I have some?”😋 “What??!!??”😳 (When a new student/teacher comes in) “Ms. Watson, why don’t you take a drink now?” 😉… Continue reading Teacher’s April Fools’ Day Prank

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Abide and Rest

Mondays can be busy days. Or maybe they only seem more busy because it's the first workday after the weekend. Too often the temptation can be to give in to the tyranny of the urgent and dive willingly into the rush that offers no real rest or relief... at least it is for me. So… Continue reading Abide and Rest

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To my Teacher Self: you are serving the Lord Christ

This week in my fifth grade class we are reading “This I Believe: Free Hearts and Minds at Work", a radio talk by Jackie Robinson. This quote toward the end really stood out to me: “And in the largest sense, I believe that what I did was done for me — that it was my… Continue reading To my Teacher Self: you are serving the Lord Christ

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Kindness and Humor

Today’s themes: Kindness and Humor. Today is the last day before Christmas break, for which I am so thankful! But even more than that, I’m thankful for the memories of my students today. Like little J in the elf hat carefully bouncing down the hall to deliver cookies to office staff and anyone else she… Continue reading Kindness and Humor

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Teacher Seeking Approval

Sometimes, in the midst of the hurry, the pressures, and worries of this time in the semester, I forget that those things are not the sum of my life, or even the sum of my present circumstances. I have to stop and remind myself that this person’s approval may be pressing, that activity may be urgent, this work may be threatening to consume my time, but that is not all of my reality. The tyranny of the urgent will always be there, but there is always more.