Every time I have a group paper and a chapter presentation due all in the same week, I remind myself I signed up for more education! Do you ever wonder what you were thinking after you get started on something? Ha, I sure do. In another year, it will have been worth it. I’ll keep telling myself that! One more year, and I’ll be finished with an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration. Whew! That’s a fingerful to type!
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I must admit I did kind of enjoy meeting with my study group at Panera Monday night to work on our paper. Along about 8:30, we hit our limit and spent more time giggling hystercially then we did writing about educational reform and urban development. The laughter was much more fun!
As always throughout the week, I read everything I can get my hands on that will help inspire, motivate, and encourage me. It’s so fulfilling to read of other’s love for Jesus Christ and learn how they live their faith. Here are my four favorites for the week. I hope you enjoy them, too:
- How Scripture Memory Fits into My Life at www.homemadeimperfection.com
- I love these ideas for fitting scripture into our day. As I wrote about in the devotion, Attitude, having scriptures memorized to call up in times of need makes a huge difference in our reactions, emotions, and decisions.
- Moment of Silence at www.fabriceandpoetry.blogspot.ru
- this one’s a poem that touched my heart. I can feel the depth of love expressed.
- 7 Scriptures to Encourage the Heart of a Weary Mom by www.smithspirations.com
- I’m always looking for new scriptures that help me through different times/stages. Most of us, moms or not, can relate to feeling weary at times. This is a wonderful list of refreshing scripture to remind us God carries us when we’re too tired to move forward.
- How to Stop Negative Internal Chatter at www.rachelwojo.com
- we can be our own worst critics! What a great reminder here to fill our minds with the positive and not ‘water’ the weeds of negativity. This one even goes along with #1 and filling our minds with scripture; that way, we can bring God’s Word to mind whenever needed.
This weekend we plan to wipe up the competition in a trivia night fundraiser for the college group at church. They’re raising money for an alternative spring break; they’ll be heading out on a mission trip. “Wipe up the competition” is purely wishful thinking. I just hope we don’t embarrass ourselves! Saturday, our 12 year old competes in a karate tournament in St. Louis. She’s so excited she can hardly stand it. It’s only her 2nd competition.
What are your plans this weekend? No matter what you have going on, as the days arrive, remember to take time to be still, listen to God, and allow his love to shine through you.
Love in Him,