Immanuel. I love this word. I recently read it while rereading the Christmas story in Matthew (1:23), but it wasn’t until then that I fully took in the context of the word. It means God with us. And the word with means to be accompanied by. We are accompanied by God. The Lord of all creation.…… Continue reading Immanuel
Dear First Grade, Where do I begin? I am beyond thankful for the time I was given with each of you. My heart has never before been so happy to get up every morning at 5am. You all don’t know that before I met you, I was unsure about becoming a teacher. You don’t know…… Continue reading Dear First Grade,
I don’t know what I’m doing next, but I am leaving my plans behind. The only expectation I had for this semester was: *crickets* I stopped having expectations of what was going to happen a while ago. I only ended up disappointed because my plans didn’t succeed. This semester has been…well…it’s been something. Less than…… Continue reading I’m leaving, but He is staying
I only went to my internship for a half day today because my sparkly and sweet friend, Serena, is in Boone with me for a little bit – at least until Hurricane Matthew passes. Today was a rainy day and the dreary weather put me into a dreary mood. I drove down the mountain at…… Continue reading dry erase boards and Jesus
I spent all of last Friday on a field trip to a corn maze and pumpkin patch with some of the sweetest first graders I know. The first grade class I am interning in has provided me with something to look forward to after my long weeks in classes doing never ending readings and assignments.…… Continue reading freedom
It is downright terrible when the Lord reveals your pride to you. It sucks. I spent most of this life never thinking I struggled with a prideful heart. I never thought I was better than anyone else. I don’t consider myself to be a selfish person. I love to serve others. I take care of…… Continue reading I don’t have it all together
I have learned that the well of joy is ALWAYS present, if I just take the time to look for it. Jesus is that well. He never leaves (Deut. 31:6).