Monday, September 22, 2014

At the end of the day

Even as a teacher who realizes that I have some of the most impfactful influence, I still don't realize how much influence I have...
I did something wrong last week. I was human. I very rarely allow myself that privilege so let's just be clear that I was blindsided.
I was approached about what I did with the utmost grace. More grace than I would have given. More grace than I was expecting. More grace than I deserve. (Which is the whole thing about grace anyway.)
I was given the opportunity to express that last week was rough. Just not my fave. I took it out on someone I shouldn't have. I didn't know that it would effect them. Gosh. Silly me.
I'm thankful for people that approach me in love. People who remind me that my imperfections point to a perfect God. Thankful for people who pray for me after I've wronged them.

Here's to a better week!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I live in a place where...

-people get on the roof and cover up the windows of the skylight in the sanctuary because I want to use glow sticks during chapel.
-students remix This Little Light of Mine.
-wise women sit with me on couches or have coffee dates with me and listen to my heart.
-I want to stay but I want to go.
-so many  of my heart's desires are fulfilled but get clouded by linear equations, quadratic formulas, leading coefficient tests and proofs!
-my roommate and I play throwbacks at night and have heart to hearts on the living room floor.
-when parents meet with me they are always on my side.
-my students keep spare clothes at my house in case they want to sleep over.
-I have missed all my planned "special time" because this week has been crazy busy.
-refs from the other team stand on the court and we don't get a technical.
-my Pinterest TTM club decorates mirrors.
-we have a Rock Star chapel creativity team that is student driven and dreams big!
-I babysit for my neighbors and I look forward to it.
-I question lots of things but know God is in control.
-I get love notes on the regular.

And that was just this week!