Wednesday, October 24, 2007
We are doing a stay-awake-a-thon next month, after we get back from Florida (educator's convention). If you've never done a stay-awake-a-thon, you should think about it. It's an easy way to raise a lot of money. They've never done one down here, so hopefully it will be a huge success and millions of dollars will be raised.
I'm rambling so I will now stop. I think my medicine is catching up to me... or perhaps the lack thereof.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Last night at Plugged In (our Wednesday night youth Bible study), the topic was Jesus as Servant. We thought of ways we could serve using things such as a vacuum cleaner, windex, paper towels, etc. They were eager to voice ideas... but then I put all of the ideas in a basket and each row of students pulled one idea out. It was then time to complete the act of service - in the high school classroom and in the computer room. Brady was by far the most vocal participant. He vehemently (with a big grin on his face) refused to help, as his row pulled vacuuming. After some coercing, he ended up vacuuming for all of 2 minutes. It was great!
Here is a picture of the wall of the new youth building. They got the windows installed yesterday, and are finishing up around the windows today. I'm not sure what all they're planning on doing today, but hopefully the job will be done by the weekend. Or at least by next week. I thought it was interesting to view the method of putting in windows. I don't know much about this type of thing... I've replaced windows but have never built a concrete wall and then fixed the openings to fit windows. It's quite a process... it took them all day yesterday to get the windows in and they are still working around the windows on the inside today.
Anyways, I just found these things interesting. By the way, the board across the top of the window will be taken off, and the hole inbetween the windows is for the 13,800btu air conditioner (thank the Lord!). God is good.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This week has been, as usual, a crazy week. Things are busy, and I can't believe we are already in week 9 and are half-way through October! Unbelievable...
Bro. & Sis. Case are returning to the island this week, Friday I believe. They have been through so much these past two weeks... I am looking forward to their return, but realize that they are coming back changed people. Life does that to us sometimes, doesn't it? In an instant, we as people can change. We are the product of our experiences, and when we experience something life-altering such as this, it changes who we are. Please pray much for them and the extended family as they pick up and carry on living the lives to which God has called them. Their ministry at this church and school has been incredible over the years, and I know that God is not yet finished with them here.
The new youth building is almost ready to begin moving into, with the wall almost finished. It appears that the guys will finish it today (this coming from my completely untrained eye). After some wham-bam fundraisers, hopefully it will be a sweet place to gather together. I will definitely post pics as the progress progresses.
Until next time...
Blessings on you,
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
There...I think that's just perfect! I'm such a decorator. :)
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Yes, during the day my desk is usually this messy...too many papers for that small place! I really love it though.
Maybe I should stop taking pictures and.....:)Hangin' out in the cafeteria waiting on rides home...
Part of the object lesson...
Some of the cookies...I baked from the time I got home from school around 3:00 until 7:15 I think it was. I made somewhere around 90 cookies. Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter. They are still yummy!2 of our youth...Jeffrey and Jamesette