My first full time job out of college was as a Preschool English teacher at a bilingual Christian school in the Dominican Republic. My job was to go into each of the 6 preschool classrooms every day for 30 minutes and teach an English lesson. It was fun and exhausting and hard and awesome. The … Continue reading Having tattoos, being a balloon, and the wilderness
I'm doing a Gratitude Writing Challenge in lieu of NaNoWriMo this year. What a fitting four categories to be grateful for all at once: memory, work, change, peace. Memory // Work I remember when the life I have now was a life I dreamed about. I remember dreaming not so loudly about being an administrator. … Continue reading Memory, Work, Change, Peace
Something God has been reminding me of for oh, about the last 15 years, is that we are only in charge of ourselves. I tell my students all the time - your responsibility is you. And God is telling me constantly - Suzanne, your responsibility is you. True confessions: lately I've been feeling the ol' … Continue reading For the Love of Money
This morning I watched a little video of Jen Hatmaker (because I'm reading For the Love and I apparently just can't get enough) wherein she talked about how self-criticism breeds others-criticism. She talked about how we tend to pretend ourselves on the internet as a little more put together than we actually are and we … Continue reading Here’s the thing about calling
One of my favorite things about the internet is that it allows me to read in other people's words things that I have always felt, believed, or thought but have never been able to (or willing to, perhaps) express in a way that makes sense. For example, when reading in Brittany Gibbons' book, Fat Girl Walking, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Forgotten God and “me too!” moments
This week we're starting to wrap things up! (Only 8 more days of school!) Fortunately, "wrapping things up" means a lot of shared meals! Two weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn! Articles worth checking out: The Best Burger in Every State at Business Insider - I just think this might come in handy. In which … Continue reading Check this out!
Acts 2:44-47 describes the early Church thusly: And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising … Continue reading Here’s the thing about asking for money