when surrounded by darkness
it is hard to let my light shine

new way to share pictures!

above is a slide show of me, and the people in my life. right now it is mostly wedding pictures, but i will try to change it from time to time. so in order to see my new posts, you must scroll down a little. i hope you like it, i am proud that i knew how to add it to my blog. have a great day!

to grade or not to grade?

i don't remember the end of the quarter being so hard! when i was in high school, the end of the quarter was stressful, but not that bad. now that i am the teacher, it is stressful. i made the mistake of giving two essay tests the last two days of the quarter. stupid, stupid, stupid! don't do that! anyway i am at the coffee shop trying to grade said tests, and i have completed one class. the problem is that it was my smaller class, i still have the 24 student one to go. with all that said, i love teaching. it is something that makes me smile when i think of all the students and how they affect my life. i hope i affect their lives positively too. this is also a shout out to my teacher friends, most of which will never see this post, but thanks anyway! to wenzel, holladay, ferraro, watkins, anderson, and short, you guys are awesome!

music is fun

this week in my life skills class we are learning about music and practicing just for fun. i want them to understand that music is fun, not boring. so who can show them that music is not boring, why pastor terry of course! he came to my class today as a guest and we had fun. we went through a cd with rhythm and followed along. i just wanted to share that and say thank-you p.t. it was so good! and those of you who have not found what it is like to have fun with music, tap along to the beat in your car, or sing in your shower and tell me that's not fun.

psalm 52.8-9

"I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name,
for it is good,
in the presence of the godly."

it is tough

i am posting at 1 in the morning to tell you that it is tough to "think on these things." not even 24 hours has passed since my post on phil. 4.8 and i have already failed to think on these things. i posted and then forgot about it. it is tough, the world is all around us telling us it's okay to do worldly things, like movies you think "oh, this one looks good, it has one of my favorite actors in it so what if it's rated r, i think it might be interesting" i am here to tell you that the world thinks it's okay, and as christians, we should not (with God as our guide, i'm not condenming r rated movies, but the last few i've seen aren't good). anyway, i'm sorry to those who joined us, and we will do better next time, Lord willing. so whatever is true and lovely, think on these things.

think on these things

finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
philippians 4.8

little timmy

i pray for you timmy, so small and so sweet
your body is struggling how hard it must be
your dad is so brave and so trusting in God
your sister is scared, not knowing what's wrong
the Lord will protect you little timmy so small
i pray for your health and your comfort most of all