Sunday, August 24, 2008

Patience and Change...two of my favorite things.

Well, I just thought I'd write a quick update to let everyone that I'm off to a fabulous start at school. I was of course disappointed to have not found a principal's position this summer so starting school wasn't exactly something I was looking forward to. BUT, I have had one of the best starts in years. The kids have been great! I have the same students as last year since I moved to 7th grade. This wasn't something I was really looking forward to either, but they have been really attentive and are participating at a level I am not used to seeing out of them. I'm actually taking them a treat tomorrow to celebrate what a great 1st week we had together. :)

Church today was incredible. I don't know what else to say. I was so blessed from start to finish. The music style at my church doesn't really match what I would normally enjoy, but today was the exception. A quartet within our church started the service with one of my favorite southern gospel songs "He Made a Change" they then led our worship time, singing one of my old favorite hymns, "Haven of Rest" as part of the set. I couldn't even sing for the tears running down my face. It has been so long since I've sang one of those "old, country" hymns. It truely blessed me. Then Pastor DeNeff preached on patience. Not just patience with people, but patience while waiting on God. His time is definitly not mine and this is such an issue for me. There are so many things in my life that I don't understand God's timing on. This was a sermon that pierced my heart. The pastor went on to say that sometimes the things we desire are not bad things, but because of our lack of patience, we go about getting them the wrong way, or even substituting things that aren't good in place of when God doesn't answer in the time we think he should. I was so convicted. I feel God changing me... I've been thinking about all the things I desire...a husband, a principal's job, a new furnace, new windows, a flat screen TV, the list goes on and on. I've been thinking about my singleness. I don't like it, but I have so many oportunities to help and serve, but don't because I've become selfish with my time. Some opportunities to serve have come up lately so I think I'm going to take advantage. I want to spend my time thinking about others instead of all the things I want. I'm giving up the "vice" and time waster of soap operas ( I know some of you can't believe I watch, but I'm addicted to General Hospital) to spend more time being active. I know I'm rambling, but these all tie together in my mind. I feel myself changing. God is changing me. Could be that perfect timing of His and I'm just starting to get it.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where Have I been?

Well, it's been a busy month. I have posted several small posts below with pictures of what I've been doing over the last month. They aren't in exact order, but close enough. This is my last week of summer school and then I will have one week before school starts on the 18th. I can't believe it's here already. It's been a good summer...just went to fast.


Miss Makenzie

Can you say precious? Oh my word! Miss Makenzie gets more beautiful each day. These are her 3 month pictures and this is only a few. She is the most smiley child I've ever seen. Andrea and Makenzie are coming this weekend to stay...Aunt Kelley is giddy with anticipation.

Sue's New House!

Last week, my dad came and put new siding on Sue's house. The transformation is amazing. It's like a brand new house. Sue and I had a good time working with my dad. He's quite the guy. I always knew he was the best contractor around, but after watching him in action, now there is no question.

4th of July

4th of July was a blast. On the 3rd, I went to see the fireworks in Fairmount with many from my Sunday School class. Then on the 4th, Sue and I hosted a cookout/swim party at Sue's.

Emmy Rae

Emmy also spent 5 days with me. She got to swim with a new friend,Shelby and they had a ball! They even had matching swimsuits.

Elijah and Zeke

Zeke and Elijah spent 5 days with me in July. We had a ball swimming every day!