I’m going to share a song
that I hope
will make you smile.
Keep an open mind,
and picture a whole bunch of ladies of all ages
raising their hands
and jumping right in there.
We keep threatening to break out
with this song
in the 11:00 service,
which isn’t at all stodgy
but might not quite be ready for this!
Ironically, this week of migraines and sinus infections featured some lovely weather in these parts.
(Valentine yellow mums from Big Red, bearer of good cheer.)
Spring fever has hit weeks too early.
Do not be fooled!
Winter is not done!
Mark my words: on my birthday (mid-March)
and spring break (early April),
we’ll be freezing.
I know these things.
My one concession to the weather:
a spring fever project.
Realistically, this is a summer project;
I will never get to it
Nevertheless, I am collecting ideas.
I need yours!
This little table sat in my mother’s kitchen for 57 years.
(Disclaimer: this table is usually loaded with mail, books, groceries, etc.)
It was a wedding gift.
We ate all our meals around it until I was in middle school when Mama got to remodel the kitchen.
A recycler before recycling was cool, Mama then used it in the den to hold pictures and her ever-present flower bouquets.
Whenever she comes to visit me, she likes to eat at the little table.
Alas, this table needs a face lift.
(I found some inspiration online, but now I’ve lost it. GRRR… I hate it when that happens.)
Red legs, white top?
Something fun stenciled on top?
Keep those ideas coming!
A light snowfall,
just enough render our steep roads hazardous,
has kept us out of school today.
Mounds of laundry
and a major tub scouring
have gotten me in the mood for spring projects.
Whitewashing my brown wicker chairs!
Slipcovering my sofa!
(Except that I don’t sew. Scratch that one.)
(All photos here)
is anyone else
dreaming of spring?
I haven’t done a post from the Teacher’s Desk lately because, um, I’ve been busy teaching.
Today’s topic is strictly personal
and probably won’t offer any great advice
for helping your child this school year.
Instead, today I just want to ask you to pray
for the many school systems like ours,
where huge budget cuts
are forcing uncomfortable choices
with far-reaching ramifications for students and teachers.
Last week, my mother sent me a card
with a list of scriptures,
words of hope, peace, and security in the sovereignty of God.
men can manipulate their little hearts out
and not thwart the plan of the Lord.
Tonight, I chose not to attend an open board meeting
where all the changes were being discussed.
I came home to my teacup
and simmering pot of chicken chili
and decided I’d just discuss things
with my Father.
23 The LORD makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.