K's New Truck
I subbed in Kindergarten today!!! If we could just harness all of that energy and sell it, we'd be so rich. There were 13 little darlings, and according to my sources, these have extra special chemistry when mixed together. They did not disappoint in their reputation. When I taught, I taught older grades. Being in K has given me so much respect for the teachers who teacher the primer grades. They have so much patience! If you read this Tuesday night or Wednesday morning - pray for me!!! I get to go back!!!!!!!!! What new adventure awaits me??????????
The girls, their godmother, and I went to see the Nativity Story the other night. I so enjoyed it. We have a tendency to make the story fairy tale like. I was glad to be reminded of the hostile time period of the Jews unrest with Rome. How the villagers probably treated Mary and Joseph. Today, I taught the Sunday School Lesson to the jr. High girls about the signs of the Messiah. One of them - the virgin birth- was prophesied in Isaiah. So why didn't people believe Mary? Had other girls used this excuse earlier? What faith and trust in God to walk this road alone. No one believed, even Joseph had to be convinced in a dream, and yet God provided Mary with Elizabeth - an older lady - who could walk by her side. The movie also portrayed a lot of the hardships Mary and Joseph probably endured on their way to Bethlehem, and yet God was with them. My spirit was so refreshed and encouraged by this film. Not everything was accurate, but I found myself in an ongoing conversation with God. I praised him for his provision for the family who was to raise his son. I felt encouragement as I visualized how Mary found strength in God in the midst of the trials. Just because she was caring His son, didn't mean everything was rosy. The battle in the heavenlies of the enemy trying to rid the world of God's provision, and yet he was defeated. If you get the chance to watch this movie, you should. There is reality in the unjust treatment of the Jews and the killing of the Jewish boys, so I would't recommend it for young children.
O.K. I am definitely the mother of a teenage girl. She played an amazing game even though the reffing was horrific and the guy running the board unplugged it like two times. What was new was that we stayed to watch the seventh grade boys because "someone" was on the team. How fun! I think I'm going to enjoy this new era, even though some heartaches will certainly be involved. I've been doing some checking on the sly, and it seems my child has chosen well! Yea God!!!!
This week has been hard, the Lord allowed the enemy to pour some salt in an old wound. The past couple of weeks I've been spent time in Job studying. The pastor's sermon Sunday was on Job and trials. The Lord spoke volumes to me and I knew He was working in my life. I also felt led to share with my accountability partner what God was saying, because I felt some of it applied to her life. Little did I know I would get to practice it as well. I'm so thankful that I was listening, so when it hit I had peace in the midst of the turmoil. In Job we see that the enemy had to ask permission to touch Job. That was such a consolation to me that God was not surprised by this and it was o.k. I could trust Him. I'm not saying that my stomach didn't hurt some or that I didn't catch myself fretting, but it was easier to choose truth and listen to it. God handled it beautifully and even allowed my acct partner and a special long distance friend to call at the right time to ask tough questions but love me without judgment. I don't always understand, but I do so know the love of my Savior. I bought Amy Grant's new cd. She remixed the song "IN a Little While" and a line of the lyrics say "We're just here to learn to love Him." How true that is. Thank you God I'm in your hands, that you have given us godly friends and a godly pastor who speaks truth with deep sincerity. Thank you for my precious husband and girls! I am so blessed!!!!