Substitute Teaching

I’ve taken on this wonderful new role in my life. That of the substitute teacher. About 9 years ago now I had started the process. Then things got rocky with my ex and it was put on the back burner. Never really to be thought about again until a month or so ago. At my […]

What We Love #Thisis38

My Devotion this morning finished with this questions.  What is it that God made you to love?? The answer to that is children.  Mine, of course.  Then my niece’s, nephew’s and friend’s children.  I have had multiple jobs where children were the center of my work.  Working at 2 child care centers, being the children’s […]

Change Would Do You Good

“I think a change, (A change would do you good) Would do you good. (A change would do you good)” Sheryl Crow Yesterday found 2 people that I am super close with, losing members of their family.  Which then results in more people that I know and care about being touched by these deaths. One […]

Savor: Blessing & Curses

What events in your past felt like curses and turned out to be blessings?  I’ll keep it simple, my Divorce! “When you realize that the story of your life could be told a thousand different ways, that you could tell it as a tragedy, but you choose to call it an epic, that’s when you […]

This Is It

“Eat, Drink and Be Merry. For Tomorrow We’ll Die.” Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews Band I read a devotional every day that is called Savor. It is by Shauna Niequist and it is awesome. It is a year long devotional that I started sometime in May of 2018, so I have still have a few […]

Important Gifts #Thisis38

In my Devotion for yesterday was a message that hit real close to home.  A message about the most important gifts that we give to others. Have you guys seen those images/posts on Facebook about “Presence over Presents”?  Well, I love those.  For multiple reasons.  The first being that I have a very difficult time […]

Dust #Thisis38

In my devotional a few days ago this statement really hit me. “I felt like I had been ground to dust, and those words started to put me back together.” Referring to a friend who had told Shauna it was OK to feel however she wanted about a situation, but she didn’t have to be […]

Trust #Thisis38

In keeping with the same theme from the last 2 days, my Devotional today was once again about Gossip. Really crazy to me that this all happened on the same week that I gave a professional development training on Gossip that I wrote.  Always amazes me how when your eyes are open to seeing it, […]

Feasting & Fasting #Thisis38

First and Foremost have to give credit where credit is due Mrs. Shauna Niequist!!  The 365 Devotion Savor, is the devotional that I am currently reading.  Each day after the devotion she poses a question to think about. Today it was “Do you approach food in the same way year-round? Or do your habits change […]

As Is!

Often I use my morning devotion as my inspiration for my blog posts.  Well, today is no different. Savor: Living Abundantly Where You are, as You Are by Shauna Niequist is my current devotional.  It is 365 days long and I started it back in May, so it’ll be with me for along time still. […]