So what have we been doing for the past 2 weeks?
We've been working on bulletin boards, of course! What else would a teacher be doing during the final few days of summer??? 😉
Doug had some big plans for his new room, and we worked hard to pull all the pieces together for that (quite literally!). He has 2 boards 8×4, and one 4×4…so you can see that we had a lot of space to fill.
Here's the small board:
(Math: The only place a kid buys 60 watermelons and nobody asks "Why?")
And the larger ones:
(John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Doug will add the "blocks" to the pyramid throughout the year, along with the corresponding "Building materials" explanation to the right.)
(Heaven's GPS. This was a great idea that Doug had to make the Plan of Salvation a setting on the GPS. You can see his "map" and his many instructions, along with detours and road blocks. We are praying that his students come to understand the concept and come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, if they don't already know Him when the school year starts.)
Isaac and I are settling back into our routine with Julie, Ike's caregiver. I am hoping to add some new activities to my schedule this year…just what that will be, remains to be seen. I would love to start voice lessons, as well as volunteer somewhere each week. I'd also like to settle on whether I want to write a book or not. I love to write, but do I really have a book "in me"??? I just don't know yet.
My aunt Helen, my mom's sister, passed away early this week. We will be attending her funeral tomorrow. Yesterday would have been her birthday, had she lived; but my mom was happy to think about her spending her birthday in Heaven with the Lord. I am so thankful that she is at home with Him now, healthy and happy and whole.
God has been so good to us throughout this summer. It has been very difficult financially, but He has met our every need. It has been a summer of spiritual growth and I am thankful for that…even though it was quite painful at times. I'd rather walk through the hard times WITH the Lord, than to have no troubles, but not know Him.
What do people do when they don't know Jesus? It's a sad thing indeed, when you think about it, isn't it? That's why it's so important that we live our lives to show them how different it can be to know a Saviour like our Lord Jesus Christ! Our walk should show them what our talk tells them.
Philippians 2:15-16a "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Holding forth the word of life…"
Blessings to you and yours as you shine as lights for the Lord!