Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today, I should have my head in the game, gearing up for our big one year birthday party this week.
I should be commited to doing with might what my hands have to do.
I should be going above, beyond, over, higher... doing whatever it takes to make myself an invaluable addition to my workplace.
But, instead, I am daydreaming....of Marta, Benedetta and Cesare: three Milanese kids in need of a live-in au pair.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Hey, and I've you're in the Birmingham area, and want to check out some homegrown authors tomorrrow, head to the Central Library location for Alabama Bound.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (1 Co. 3: 7).
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My latest meander through led me to Teacher's Plan Book pictured above. As you can see, it records the third grade lesson plans of a certain Miss D.J. Gilbert from 1967. Intrigued, I opened it up and leafed through a year's worth of her classroom plans. Under each day's heading, Miss Gilbert faithfully recorded her "aims," or objectives, followed by specific activities for her students. All was penned in her picture perfect loopy cursive.
A few pages in, I noticed a similarity between the pages. The first aim of every day was always "to give reverence to God." Page after page, I flipped through and marveled at her consistency. First line, first aim of the day, Miss Gilbert began by dedicating her classroom work to the humble attitude of her heart.
This was indeed a check for my own morning ritual. It was a challenging reminder to, likewise, begin each new work day aiming for self-abasement before my Father. He must become greater and I, in turn, less.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So, I saw a grand idea here, and I've chosen to participate in sharing the handmade love. The first five people to respond to this post (from here or on facebook) will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions so please read carefully:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for YOU.
- It will be done this year (2009).
- It will be something made my own two hands.
- It might be a mix CD, a knitted scarf, stack of cards, a poem, baked goods, an original photograph....the possibilites are infinite.
In return, all you need to do is post this on your blog or facebook and make 5 things for 5 other people.