Yesterday I was in Target and, as one does, I took a stroll through the clearance section at the front of the store. I thought, "I should see if there's anything that would be good for my classroom." Then I thought, "Holy smokes! In two months I'm going to have a classroom again!" This past … Continue reading The Desires of My Heart
In the month of November I went white water rafting down the longest river in the Caribbean. I took a solo writing retreat. I turned 25 and celebrated with a sleepover slumber party. I ate good Thanksgiving food with friends who have become family. I moved and am living by myself for the first time. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about November
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith … Continue reading Here’s the thing about precious little booger heads
The other day I got together with some girls I've known since middle school. It had been quite a few years since we were all together and so we did what all old friends do after a significant time apart. "So and so got married." "This guy has a baby. But not a wife!" "They're … Continue reading Here’s the thing about marriage and babies
I worked at a daycare for four years during college. During that time I met a lot of different kids and each kid has their own way of dealing with rejection, discipline, and not getting their own way. Of course there were the popular methods - crying, kicking, screaming, biting, and of course the ol' … Continue reading Here’s the thing about surprise poop
Teacher confession: Sometimes I let my students play "Fish for Jayden" with the yarn and cardboard letters they're supposed to be using to practice their fine motor skills. Sometimes I let students give me a massage that kind of tickles and kind of hurts when they're supposed to be reading a book or sitting with … Continue reading Here’s the thing about six-year-old belly laughs
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!