Sunday, January 2, 2011
Being goofy among other things and Monday's prayer
club against drugs, texting when driving, and anything that can have disastrous results, we had a different theme for each day. (I just made a mishmash of what the club stands for---I'll get the acronym and the
explanation from the co-leaders tomorrow and share it with you all.)
Anyhow I participated in all but the camouflage day. I didn't have any such clothing nor did my husband or son or neighbor. A lot of the teachers participated each day, in support of our librarian and school aide, the co-leaders. They are much loved, respected, and appreciated.
my school wardrobe, yet funky. A lot of my kids got a kick out of my outfit and that I'd be goofy
enough to participate. Sometimes I can be really, really serious and really, really stern. The size of my classes and the fact that I have special needs students in some large classes without any help, necessitates
seriousness and sternness---at times.
But I need to be goofy too.
As I align my head and heart for heading back to the classroom tomorrow, I'm thinking about serious, stern, and goofy (and other moods/attitudes also). Above all, I want to be 'Christlike'---in attitude, actions, words, body language, facial expressions, thoughts---everything. That is my prayer.
Later this week I will share my word for 2011, but tonight I leave you with Monday's Prayer. I got a new book over the holiday break--bought it for myself. It's another Stormie Omartian book. Her prayers reach down deep inside me where feelings and desires are tucked away ---ones that need to be brought to the surface---out in the open. She is down to earth--real---a woman speaking to whomever will listen.
However this book is especially for women. It's called The Power of Praying: HELP FOR A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE. Sounds like something a lot of us could use, huh?! It's a small paperback packed full of 'God Inspiration'.
Here's the prayer to begin the first full week of 2011.
May Your love manifested in me be a witness of Your greatness.
Teach me to love others the way You do.
Soften my heart where it has become hard.
Make me fresh where I have become stale.
Lead me and instruct me where I have become unteachable.
Make me to be faithful, giving, and obedient the way Jesus was.
May Your light so shine in me that I become a light to all who know me.
Make me to be so much like Christ that when people see me they will want to know You better.
In Jesus' name I pray.
And as always she accompanies the prayer with scripture. In this book she uses the heading:
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. I Peter 5: 6 - 7
when the librarian snapped the picture. I like to do at least 3 pics at a time, so since I only have 3
of this day, this one gets included.
Blessings to you all as you begin this week!