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Things my students say to me…

“How much money your shoes?”

“You are no 100 old.”

“Teacher! You are so beautiful!” (whispered in my ear)

“Sooooooo yummy!”

“I like to eat pizza.”

“Teacher, your nose is so big and has freckles!”

“I am monkey.” (yes, you can climb like one!)

“It’s wonderful!”

“Your hair is brown, teacher!  And wavy!  I want to touch!” (and so many hands appear)

“I love you!”

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March will be here soon and I’m just now posting about 2012.  I suppose “better late than never” still rings true!

Here are my special 2012 details…

Word:  Eternity

Why Eternity?  Because I’ve been realizing recently that all too often I focus on myself – my needs, hopes, problems – instead of the bigger picture.  I don’t think, “Will this matter in eternity?” often enough.  And God has been showing me that’s very important, so He gave me this word for this year.

Verse: And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” ~ Luke 9:23 

Quote:  What would Jesus do?  (WWJD?)

This quote goes right along with Eternity, because Jesus would naturally do things that matter for forever. 

I want to be more like Him.

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Let the cross be our glory and the Lord be our song!
By mercy made holy, by the Spirit made strong.
 Till the likeness of Jesus be through us made known. 

Let it be said of us, we were marked by forgiveness;
We were known by our love and delighted in mercy;
We were ruled by His peace, heeding unity’s call,
Joined as one body that Christ would be seen by all.

  

Let it be said of us that the Lord was our passion,
That with gladness we bore every cross we were given;
 
That we fought the good fight, and we finished the course;
Knowing within us the power of the risen Lord.
 
~ Let It Be Said of Us by Steve Fry

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O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him!

Merry Christmas!  May joy from having Jesus as Savior fill your day!  Hallelujah!

 

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{I know my original goal was listing 1,000 gifts that the Lord has given me, but after talking with a friend, Lindsey, I realized that this is so important, because it makes me realize how good He is!  So onward I count…}

1001. chicory flower in my pocket

1002. packing

1003. words of encouragement

1004. prayers

1005. anticipation of one last week with my family before Texas

1006. letting a guppy (really, they’re carp, but Chelsea calls them that) suck my toe while on a picnic (hmmm, that doesn’t sound quite right, does it?)

1007. smile crinkles around the eyes

1008. a little boy leaping into my arms

1009. relief for my chigger bites

1010. happy emails

1011. thrift store shopping with Mama

1012. seeing pictures from a friend’s wedding

1013. a cute little face

1014. this quote by Abraham Lincoln: “A man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”

1015. knowing that God knows what He’s doing!

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0926. ideas

0927. hearing a fishing lure slap the water

0928. the story the leper lady told me

0929. running errands

0930. mountains and waterfalls

0931. looking back and thanking God

0932.a dragonfly

0933. basketball

0934. bright colors

0935. heart-talk with Mama

0936. a friend’s poem

0937. dreams

0938. good news

0939. answered prayers (yes, no, wait)

0940. feeling tired after a fast walk

0941. Abraham Lincoln’s quote, “I believe I am a humble instrument in the hands of our Heavenly Father; I desire that all my works and acts may be according to His will; and that it may be so, I give thanks to the Almighty and seek His aid.”

0942. traveling

0943. anticipation

0944. crazy ping-pong with siblings

0945. my physical therapist

0946. the computer

0947. a daisy

0948. good finds

0949. catching fireflies, barefoot, with the crescent moon overhead

0950. God’s next step for my life (hint: the more comments I get here, the sooner I’ll tell!)

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