I am easily overwhelmed by nature. Not like, being in nature overwhelms me - quite the opposite actually - but like, it is in my nature and comes naturally to me to be easily overwhelmed. Especially in situations where there is a lot of noise and people in a small space. I think it runs … Continue reading Easily Overwhelmed
Tomorrow will be my fourth first day of school as a teacher at Las Palmas. Tomorrow begins my fourth year of my dream job. This morning I was up on my roof redoing my laundry (it rained yesterday and the only downside of rain is that it undoes all the clothes washing you did if … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Ron Weasley and another new school year
Yesterday I made an impulsive decision, which is, honestly, something I'm usually pretty good at. I'm a decisive and sure person. So when I said, "I think I kind of want this dog," and my friends said, "Really?!" I decisively said, "Sure." I bought a leash, a collar, and dog food. I warned the cat … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Pulgita (and grace)
I sat by the sea with a friend I met once and then followed around the world. We watched the waves crash on the sand, each lost in our own thoughts of how great Thou art and oh how He loves. “I love the ocean,” the traveler said, the sand of so many beaches and … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the sea
I build review into almost every one of my lesson plans. Each week we have a set of vocabulary words that we are working with and I will review them every day. Each month we learn a new song and I review that with my students at least a couple of times a week. We … Continue reading Here’s the thing about not-yelling
This morning my pastor called me by name (and tattoos) from the pulpit. Which would've been horrifying if he weren't making an awesome point. Galatians 5:1-6 says: "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the law
This week we celebrated our 100th day of school! Only 80-something more days to go. This week The Palms administration started the search for new teachers for next year! Anyone up for teaching PE or middle school in the Caribbean? Articles/blog posts: Acts of Love in the Face of Violence at THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S … Continue reading Check this out!