Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Every happening,
great and small,
is a parable whereby God speaks to us,
and the art of life is to get the message.
-Malcolm Muggeridge
(Don't you love this name?:)
My 8th-grade students have the above quote for their quote journals tomorrow.
Should be some interesting responses:)
Their term paper topics (I posted a month or so ago about this) are due to me on Monday (I decided to allow them to choose their own research something they are interested in and would like to know more about) with their tentative purpose and three questions that will be "guiding" their research. They are to choose one of these questions as their probable thesis statement.
Their eyes were beginning to "glaze over" as we went over what a term paper is and the whole broad overview of what they will be doing, so we'll see what they come up with for this first step:)
In the meantime, my high school drama students are hard at work on their semester play which they will perform in three weeks.....Sometimes I feel as if I am on an island all alone with teen-agers!
I love it and I hate it!
Have a Lovely Day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"FRET NOT...." - Ps. 37:1


Said the Robin to the Sparrow,

"I should really like to know

Why these anxious human beings

Rush about and worry so."

Said the Sparrow to the Robin,

"Friend, I think that it must be

That they have no Heavenly Father

Such as cares for you and me."

-Elizabeth Cheney

Sometimes the old children's poetry and stories
really put things into perspective, do they not?

Definitions of to fret -
made rough on the surface; rubbed or worn away.

"A peevish, irrational, fault-finding person not only wears himself out, but is very wearing to others. To fret is to be in a state of vexation..."

The above came from my Friday's devotion from
Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman...
(I had marked it, so I went back and re-read it after today's devotion.)

note: My poor husband (and everyone else who has had to be around me)..

..I have been quite a "Martha" lately fretting about a great many things...
Hmmm...I've always related to Martha in that....My goodness! Someone had to prepare the meal, did they not? We can't ALL be Mary's....or can we?
...and this was today's:

In nothing be anxious... Phil. 4:6

Twice or thrice a day, look to see if your heart is not disquieted about something; and if you find that it is, take care forthwith to restore it to calm. -Francis de Sales

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It's been a while since I've "been blogging"....
School and life stepped up the pace causing me to make conscious choices on how my time was spent....and sometimes to just "do the next thing" as God sent a few precious "assignments" our way.
For example,
Our great-niece visited one lovely, recent Sunday afternoon.....

Have a Lovely Day!