Monday, November 29, 2010


Yesterday after lunch I took my kids outside for recess. This is a normal part of our daily routine but today as I was watching one of my students swing something hit me. In the midst of referring tattling students to the "turtle" like a doctor would refer a patient to a specialist and putting bandaids on invisible "boo-boos" to help erase the tears, this one special student of mine was swinging. He moved back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. There was a fluid motion in his swing. He didn't miss a beat and he looked as though he had not a care in the world. He was content just swinging by himself in the cool winter air.

I was thinking about this today and remembered a verse in 1 Timothy 6. The verse says. "...true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth." I wonder what my life would be like if I made a conscious effort to do what my student did yesterday and remain content in the midst of life's frustrations and stress. The little boy in my class had no idea how God was using him, but he really made me stop and think about my life.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21

P.S. I would also like to report that Scout is doing great! He is back to his normal puppy self and you would never even know he had surgery.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I applaud you for being able to find the beauty, and feel His presence, in the hectic chaos that is our job. Thanks for giving me such a beautiful thought right before I go to sleep. God is good, and so are our kids for reminding us of that.


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