Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This semester at school I am learning about the basics of working with elementary school children! For those of you who don't know, Children are AMAZING! I love them! I also am looking into becoming a elementary school teacher. As I'm sure some of you have felt in the past, or are feeling, you sometimes doubt whether your dream is really going to end up being as spectacular as you want it to be! And, that was mostly definitely the position I was in! I know I love kids, I know I'd love to work with them, I'm organized and patient.. but is teaching actually my calling? So now that I've been in my placement classroom maybe a dozen times, I know this is what God has called me to do. When I'm working with the children, it puts a smile on my face when that light bulb finally turns on and they understand their math homework, or social studies assignment! I've also realized I feel fairly comfortable talking in front of the whole class, and even teaching a lesson as I did the other day! I am in this class till February, and I'm looking forward to every minute of working with the kids, and my supervising teacher! The teacher I'm working with, says she has lots up her sleeve to challenge me, so I can see the potential I have! :) exciting stuff !!
Monday, October 26, 2009
What do you do when the people around you are slowly changing? When you can't trust people the way you used to be able to? When the conversations, and constant laughter, are not a main part of your time together? What do you do when your so disappointed with the people closest to you, it's hard to even be around them? What do you do when your out on the spot and tested? What do you do when someone tries to pull you from the people your most loyal too? What do you do when you feel heartbroken, and lost without the person you felt most yourself with? What do you do when that person has faked who they are for the time you've felt so close to them? What do you do when you feel like you've lost your best friend? What do you do when the person who you felt was there for you through thick and thin, doesn't want to be there anymore? What do you do when that person has hurt someone so dear to your heart? What do you do when your mind is so confused, that you just don' know what to think anymore?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
At time you will mess up; your dance will not be flawless. But God does not expect you to be perfect. He offers forgiveness to all who will accept it. After all, mistakes are why we need a Savior. Believe it or not, you can even use your mistakes to tell about the Divine Dance. If your mistakes draw you to God, the mistakes of others may draw them to Him too. Whatever you do, don't give up. Your rhythm is unique and special; when you blend it with others' choreography, the whole performance will be amazing. You never know the difference your dance may make in someone else's life. We may find many unexpected people in heaven who will be there because someone tooke the chance and the time to show them how to dance. Dance with whatever gifts God has given you, and dance with all of those around you - don't try to make each dance a solo performance. And don't focus on the other dancers. Your job is to keep up the steps God is calling you to perform. As you dance and do your part, God will do His part as well. He'll pull the heartstrings of all of those who are watching. And He'll bring your dance to their minds long after you have left the stages of their lives, because your dance is His dance. He gifted you for this time, this place. When tomorrow comes and the scenery changes, you will find you are ready to learn the next number on the next stage of yur life. Give God time to let His plans infold. Don't worry about the next step. Take advantage of today and what you know. Dance right here with what you have. And God will make sure that you make it to wherever you need to be. And when you hear a pause in the Divine Dance and you can't quite make out the tune, sit at your teachers feet and listen for what's next. According to Luke 19:17, those who are faithful in the small things will be trusted in the big things. Little by little, step by step, as you dance, let your life make a difference to others. Never be discouraged if you only recieve small rewards. Even if you touch only one life with your dance, you have still done your oart. If one more dancer joins God's dance because of you, then you have made more of a difference that you could have ever hoped for. Not only have you touched one life, but you have also touched all of the lives touched by that other person. Stop looking at your audience as a mass surrounding you, and start looking at members of the audience as individuals within your reach. God brought them into your life for a reason. The Divine Dance may be about God, but it's mostly about touching the hearts of those in your audience. And back before time began, God intended to touch them through you.