I woke up this morning with a lot of positive energy. Then I spent the last 30 minutes sobbing through the end of Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. Now I need to sit down and process through some feelings. // It's really easy to get overwhelmed in life, isn't it? I have a tendency to … Continue reading Getting overwhelmed and setting a particular goal
Most teachers like to get out of their classrooms during their break. They go to the library or an empty specials classroom or the cafeteria to get work done or to do something that is not at all school related. I, however - and this is the homebody in me - love to be in my classroom. … Continue reading First day of school!
August was such a wonderful month!! It started out canoeing with my YW family in Canada and back to back wedding weekends celebrating love and marriage and booty shaking. I spent the first half of August in the States and the second half here in the DR which is a pretty fair representation of my … Continue reading Here’s the thing about August
I've got to be honest, I'm feeling totally ill-equipped to tackle this topic of short term missions. But, I've promised a series and a series you will get! I'll tell my story with all I've got and I'll dedicate it to the Lord trusting that His truth will ring true, even through my ramblings and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: Going 50/50
Today I asked one of my students what her favorite animal was and she said, "Cangrejitos," which means, "Little crabs," which is a very random favorite animal for a four year old to have. And now that I've got you hooked (heh), here is a shameless plug (no really, I'm shameless) for our school. We … Continue reading The Palms needs teachers!
Nothing too extraordinary happened this week. I did a puzzle, lost miserably at Dominican Monopoly, parted with TWO pairs of flats due to the presence of kitten pee, read a book or two, and watched some movies. Tonight Melissa and I are heading to a free Christian conference at the baseball stadium led by speaker Mike Silva. Articles/blog … Continue reading Check this out!
This week started well with hands-on-knee, tears-in-eyes, bilingual prayer time and Google hang-outs, and ended well with the best preschool field trip I've ever been on. Gloria a Dios for a restful weekend ahead and only three weeks till spring break! Articles/blog posts: The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten at Truth About Education - Lately I've … Continue reading Check this out!
This week we had a group visiting the ministry, which means I got to sit in the back of a few of my classes instead of teaching them. It also means I gave my first historical tour of the capital yesterday!! Did you know that the oldest church in the Americas is located in Santo … Continue reading Check this out!
One of my professors shared this article called The American Church's Absence of Lament on Facebook yesterday. It's about how much the American church doesn't lament. Lamenting isn't a thing we talk about or schedule into our church services. But maybe we should be. Believe it or not, I have experienced lamented myself - like three whole … Continue reading Here’s the thing about lament