Green Light - Guest Blogger
Back in February, I wrote a post called “Kids and Books”. It was about my amazing 6th graders and the book study project they instigated. (If you missed that one, you might want to go back and give it a read to truly understand how proud I am of these amazing students!)As lent rolled along they continued to read and discuss their faith based books. The project was completely student driven and it was my great pleasure to sit back and listen to them discuss what they were thinking and feeling in regards to their Catholic faith and the way they saw Jesus working in their life. As the final project, I assigned each student the task of taking one or two things they learned in their reading and discussion and write a blog entry for the Joyful Words Blog. They were asked to follow the same basic format that the posts typically take; scripture, story, lesson, conclusion and a seed to plant. I gave them a week to complete the task but most of them had finished their assignment by the next day. Over the next few weeks, it will be my great pleasure to introduce you to the “guest bloggers” from our classroom. They are truly an amazing class and the power in their posts are compliments of their simple, trusting, open hearted faith.
The first guest blogger is Landon. He is a kind, strong, funny, hard working young man. He loves animals, being outside and is currently very excited about his newborn goats. Landon’s post is a great reminder about the importance of God’s mercy and the grace found in a fresh start.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”Matthew 7:7
Way back in first grade, we had a student traffic light chart. The traffic light was used to show how good we were being in class. I had a couple yellow lights, but never got a red. Every time I got a yellow light, my mind would freak out. The light would change back to green if my teacher saw me behaving, so I tried my best to make myself a fresh start. I started fresh because my teacher and I wanted me to start again and refresh my behavior.
It’s never too late for a fresh start even if you are falling apart from God, he will always love you and he will never leave you hanging. I have experienced many times of falling apart from God and getting myself back together like God would want me to. We all sin, that’s why God gives us a fresh start, we just need to use them.
Just like the traffic light in 1st grade we need to set a goal to keep it green. If we fall apart from God, we need to accept that he wants us to start over at the green light. All we need to do is knock at his door.
A seed to plant: Say a prayer that God will help you stay on track with a green light and think how you can be a better disciple of God. Search, and you will find.
Thanks Landon, you’re amazing!
Blessings on your day!
5/3/2018 06:20:28 am
WOW! What a great reminder. Perfect timing! Thanks Landon
5/3/2018 07:46:34 am
Nice job Landon! Your post made me smile and it is a great reminder for all of us. Neat idea Sheri. I'm anxious to see what the rest of your peeps have to say
5/3/2018 10:27:47 am
Wonderful guest blog. Looking forward to the others’n
5/3/2018 12:20:05 pm
One of my very favorite scripture passages!!! Landon you provided the perfect seed for me to plant! Just what I needed to hear today. Thank you and God Bless you Landon for your insight.
5/3/2018 01:48:31 pm
Great job Landon! What a wonderful message~Thanks for sharing:)
5/3/2018 04:09:17 pm
That is one of my favorite scripture readings. I love how Landon connected the lights to our faith and starting over.
5/3/2018 05:08:36 pm
Great message love the connection of the lights
5/3/2018 05:52:38 pm
WOW that was awesome, thank you Landon! I might need to print this out on pretty paper and keep as my reminder to always try for that green light
5/4/2018 06:07:24 pm
Wow! I never realized when we implemented the traffic light program in first grade, that it would have such an impact. Thanks for the great insight Landon. May your light always be green and close to God!
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