Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene, 2011.

It looks like a galaxy swirling in space.

But it's not, it's a devastating storm on earth's face.

The horror inside a galaxy's black hole

Is just the opposite of Irene's peace to behold.

What makes the bands of the galaxy safe,

When the bands of Irene ravages every place?

The destruction that occurs when galaxies collide

Is beyond imagination until seen by man's eyes.

Irene's collision with earth's land mass

Brings once more a hurricane's past.

Clean up begins

With prayer that it ends.

Yet two more have formed

And we pray they bring no more harm!

Susan Todd

I pray for those who have lost everything, especially

loved ones. May the Love of the LORD and His Church

assist all they can to help these people who need our

love, support, and help.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teacher Volunteering, ME?

My first day volunteering for my kindergarten teacher friends! I did some assisting with stamping worksheets that will go home for the first 5 weeks! I was in an inner pod room while I stamped the papers for the parent signatures on the homework pages. It was really nice to hear the children's voices and the teachers teaching (setting class rules and helping the children to remember every few minutes, ha). It was great to not have to be in the room doing what they were doing, though I could walk right through the process in my mind; having done it the passed 34 years!


I pray for the teachers and the daily workload that has been placed upon all American Educators. The older teachers have weathered many storms over the years, while the younger are building stamina to do so. You can already see the toll taking place on today's younger teachers. They are counting the days for the weekend to come and the rest it will bring. This didn't occur with "yesterday's" teachers until recently when the ever increasing workload became heavier than it ever has in the past. To show the workload they are now under, I came across many of my other grade level teacher friends asking me to come and help them out if I possibly could! It was almost like a cry for help that I, myself, am very familiar with!


Pray for America's teachers and the new evaluation they are coming under which will promote (what the news has reported will bring about) 80% of our school systems becoming "D" and "F" schools; not due to the lack of teacher ability, but lack of teacher support for the unacceptable challenges the political system is forcing upon the educational demands of our students who are neurologically impaired, juvenile delinquents, and children whose language is not English! Their goal of "All Children" being college material is just not realistic when teaching children that will be a 7 year old their entire adult life due to neurological deficiency. Their same goal for juvenile delinquents are not realistic; and even worse, they support the irresponsible parent and child over assisting the public school system with these unacceptable behaviors. Children who don't speak English are doing good if they get 30 minutes help a day, the rest of the day they are on their own and teachers held accountable if they don't learn.


I pray daily for the teachers and capable, willing students who participate and cooperate with their eagerness to learn. May our classrooms again become this atmosphere of joy and no longer that of the teachers attention being continually diverted to student conflict, special need students' outcries, and those speaking to one another in their own language due to not understanding English.


The government's will to "please" all of these people rather than correcting the problems is making it a failing system. The politicians are too concerned with getting votes from these people instead of correcting the problems with their children being in specialty schools, delinquency facilities, or language schools . In correcting it, they know they will lose votes and possible election (or re-election) to government positions.


Our capable, willing, and joyful students should not be punished by this governmental system due to them losing out on learning because the teacher is having to continually deal with so many political born issues in the classroom before any teaching can begin.


I say, GOD BLESS AMERICA'S TEACHERS! There's many things politicians could learn if they were forced to go back to school (let them teach for nine weeks in the classroom; I dare say they wouldn't last a week!)


I thank so very much all of the parents who have brought their children up to respect them. In doing so, they respect their teachers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Please Pray for a Servant of Our GOD.

Please pray for Doug who has bone cancer. He has been struggling with it for the past 18 months. He was my assistant principal, he is a fellow Christian, husband, father, and a Pastor in his church. He loves his LORD so much, you can see it in every aspect of his life. Pray for his wife Linda, and his three sons. It's so hard to understand why these things happen. Doug is a mighty witness and testimony of the love he has for our LORD. In his witness for his LORD, may many people he comes into contact with be brought into the Kingdom of GOD.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Love to All of My Family and Friends!


I am so thankful for family and friends! To those I can't hug in person, may this little bear do the job for me! I saved it from one of my blogger friends to use on my blog! I think the greatest hug of all will come from our Heavenly Father when we go into His Holy Presence! If only the Love of our Awesome GOD through us would be accepted by all of those that face the troubles of this world! I pray for Stephen Hawking who denies so Mighty a GOD. He says, "There is no GOD." I can't understand how such a prominent physicist believes everything came from 2 tablespoons of super condensed mass (that has no intelligence) could always exist, but refuses that our Almighty, Awesome, Creator, Savior, Holy Father God with intelligence (which we will spend Eternity learning about) doesn't exist! He chooses to accept no intelligence over that which has intelligence (?) Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world GOD's invisible qualities (His Eternal Power and Divine Nature) have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse!" Please pray with me for His salvation. For once his eyes are opened, He will feel such an awesome power enter into him, he himself will wonder why he waited so long to have this personal relationship with our Almighty GOD! Praise GOD, So be it, Amen!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Separation Anxiety

The teachers started back to work today! I feel like I should be too, but I'm so glad I'm not! I miss the interaction with my friends at school, but I don't miss the ever increasing job load. I plan on helping out a couple of days a week. Surely will be different and more enjoyable to be working with them rather than the kiddos.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Roller Coaster Ride!

I have felt so much better since I have turned everything over to the LORD to worry about! It even makes me want to have a cup of coffee, but coffee makes my heart anxious; gee that's what the stock market has done to me, lol! At least I can enjoy the flavor of coffee, ha!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thankful For Loving Friends and Family

GOD is so good as He shares through His people. I can't thank Him enough for Bonnie, Janet, and Nellie. I didn't want to offend with how I listed names, so I did it aphabetically! That's amazing; not only do the letters in Joy stand for Jesus 1st, others next, yourself last; they are alphabetical too! I have learned that "happiness" is temporal, but JOY is Eternal!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cool Thoughts for a Hot Day

I'm not sure where this govt. is leading our economy, but I leave it up to the LORD! Prayfully it won't wreck our retirements too badly!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Power of Prayer!

I have seen dogs that were trained to pray, but I have never seen a bunny do so. Was the bunny just tired? Only our GOD knows!