Monday, August 27, 2012

Lessons from the First Week of School

My favorite 6th grader
My favorite 1st grader
My favorite 4th grader

 How quickly my weekly blog has turned into an "every other week" blog.  After we returned from family vacation, school started five days later.  We took our last field trip to the zoo with friends,  visited with my niece and brother-in-law from Texas, gathered school supplies and schedules, met knew teachers and even a new school for my oldest, MIDDLE SCHOOL.  

Last week, a full week of school, and my first week trying to prioritize my days.  It's amazing how my "more time" quickly flew by.  Why is it?  The week I have so much to write about, I have no time to write it down.  So here are the titles of the blogs I never wrote last week:: Monday:  Middle School, Really?, Ugly Disagreement with Husband, Tues.:  Apologize to Mother-in-Law for Bumping Her Go-Cart, Pickle Ball Time, AGAIN :),  Wednesday: My New Friend from Jordan : Jesus' Surprise on My Morning Walk,  Hair Cut Counseling, I Should Get Paid,   Thursday:  Why the Bible is My Favorite Book, (got to share with a group of International Ladies), Uncle's Funeral and Long Lost Cousins, Making Jesus More at Home in My Heart (shared with almost 200 ladies at my church), Saturday:  Surprise Friend at Science Museum, Friend Moving?  Uncomfortable Heels, but Big Smiles (formal fundraiser with husband), Sunday:  Eternity Focus Challenge,  Parenting Challenge, My Grandmother's Visit
No wonder I didn't have time to write!

I learned many lessons last week.  One verse Jesus reminded me over and over through it all:
Ephesians 3:20"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,"

Jesus reminded me: 
1) He wants to demonstrate His power.  He did!
2) He wants me to depend on His power.  I tried!  Still learning this!
3) He wants to receive the praise.  He deserves it!

What is Jesus teaching you?

Linked to:  The Holy Experience


  1. I love that verse that reminds me that it isn't up to me! My focus is so narrow sometimes but this reminds me that we have an awesome God Who delights in showing His power & wonders in our lives. Also,I don't have to be "perfect" at praying, the Spirit helps me! We can look to the future eagerly awaiting God's awesome blessings! Thanks Stacy! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

  2. Thank you, Cynthia. You are so right!


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