FREEDOM

NOVEMBER THANKFULLNESS!

Veteran’s Day passed with so many wonderful tributes to our Veterans past and present. I want to honor my Dad, a WWII veteran. Because of their sacrifice we are able to celebrate Thanksgiving in our wonderful free country. In the midst of family, turkey and pumpkin pie, take time to give honor to the ONE, who made it all possible.

IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS… I Thessalonians 5:18

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I THINK I CAN!

My girls tease me about closing the rings on my watch. I like checking things off my list…closing rings is one of them! Every month there is an extra challenge – well this last month it was to walk a certain number of miles. When I saw that number I thought wow, that’s a lot. I don’t think I can do that. As I write this blog post I hit the mark! How did I do it? I did it one day at a time. My sister said, “that’s only this many miles per day. Just do today!” And that’s what I did. So what lesson did I learn? If something seems overwhelming…break it down into small chunks. Do one chunk at a time and before you know it – well look at that I walked 142 miles last month!…with God all things are possible. Matt 19:26

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL…..

It is always so fun to see the first day of school pictures. See how much the kids have grown, share the excitement of new classes, new clothes, and sometimes ‘tears’. As most of you know I am a retired teacher and every first day of school was very exciting for me. From a teacher perspective – I always asked the Lord to put the students He wanted in my class. I prayed I would be able to meet their needs every day. Did everyone get a smile, a kind word a gentle touch, a word of encouragement? How could I teach that lesson to meet the needs of my students? Did I do my best? A teacher is a teacher 24/7. Take time as we begin a new school year to thank the teachers in your life – past or present.

TEACHERS SHAPE THE FUTURE.

…and THANK YOU Mrs. Jobe, my third grade teacher!