Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Verses for today

2 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV)

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on the tablets of human hearts.

This coming week I am going to work on sharing God's love in a special way to all of my students. Sometimes at school we are focused only on the minds of the children, but need to remember their hearts as well.

Thank you for your prayers for Wally. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Prayers for Wally

I hope that those of you visiting me enjoy the beautiful "make-over" that Jan from Rose Haven did for me. If you need a make-over, just visit her blog and enter a drawing for one. She is also having a fun teacup drawing!

It has been difficult to be motivated to post anything since Wally hasn't been feeling the best lately. His health issues are wearing him down and I try not to worry, but I am my mother's daughter. Back pain is a constant for him, and dealing with side effects from the spinal injections, creates problems with his diabetes. Stress from all this brings a colitis attack. Then add depression (his) ...etc. Oh my, are blogs always happy things? Perhaps it is good for me just to share it and ask for prayers for healing his pains. We have had many, many answered prayers and I have always felt the power of God with me. Sometime I will share some of my blessings. For now, Marilyn

Sunday, February 15, 2009

God Rejoices in YOU

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save.

He will take great delight in you,

He will quiet you with his love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Patricia Polacco at CCIRA

Last Friday at CCIRA in Denver 700 of us had lunch with Patricia Polacco, a wonderful children's author. She read The Keeping Quilt to us and brought along the original, tattered and torn quilt from the story. She had us laughing and crying during her presentation. Today it was important to me to share with my students about my experiences last Thursday and Friday so I read another one of her stories.

I hope that if you are a parent, you will continue to read aloud to your children. The 5th graders listened just as raptly as the younger kids.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The WINNER is...Tina Marie. Congratulations! Your name literally jumped out of the Fenton compote that I bought for Sarah last weekend at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Greeley. Please contact me so I can send your gift as soon as possible. I also need your wrist size, as your prize includes a bracelet made by me. Thank you to every one that left comments.

Psalm 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life;

8 The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.

New International Version , Women's Devotional Bible

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We're up early and off to Denver to the Colorado International Reading Conference.

Birthday drawing will be this weekend when my tech support is here. So, since I'm behind in most everything I do, you can still leave a comment and be entered in my drawing!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Not much going on in my head tonight. I just want to get a bed back together so we have room for an overnight guest. The house is always in transition. Someday things might be stable, but then that wouldn't be normal at our house.

So, no fancy clip art tonight. And no photos either, since my personal tutor didn't get home this past weekend.

Leaving a comment will still enter you in my birthday drawing...I am working on getting things ready so I can take a picture to show you what will be arriving in the mail at your home, IF you leave a comment and you are the WINNER. I know that "comments" at the bottom of the post is small, but perhaps you can do what I do...ENLARGE the print so it will be easier to see! = )

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Seeing an eagle in flight on the way to Fort Morgan, reminded me of this verse. It is unusual to see this magnificent bird in our area. They are usually closer to the South Platte River.