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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
Continue in what you have learned. 2 Timothy 3:14
The first time I remember hearing someone say, “The older you get the faster time goes by” I thought that it was ridiculous. I guess I must be really old because this school year flew by so fast I hardly saw it pass by!
Yesterday was the last day of school and as my little lovelies gave me a
hug and left the building as first graders one last time, my mind was flooded
with the things they taught me this year.
*I learned that even on the longest, hardest day, the sound of someone’s laughter can totally change your attitude. Thank you to my “laughers”.
*I learned that even in the middle of important things like a math lesson, it’s ok to drop everything and pray about something that just pops into your head…God will make sure you find your way back to what you were doing. Thank you to my “prayers.”
*I learned that speaking and playing like Saints is harder than you think but when you get it right, life is way more fun and it’s easier to look people in the
eye. “Thank you to my future Saints.”
*I learned that we should remember to pray for the President every day because he has a really hard job and he could use God’s help to make him do it better. Thank you to those who were either “politically aware” or “listening carefully to Mom and Dad at the dinner table.”
*I learned that we weren’t all given the same gifts and talents but that’s one of God’s great ideas because we aren’t all put here to do the same job so we have to be different. Thank you to my “great thinkers”.
*I learned that 6th grade buddies are like superheroes! They look out for you, speak kindly to you and help you when you can’t figure something out.
I guess we should all try to be like 6th grade buddies. Thank you to the
*I learned it was good to be born in “these days” instead of “back then” because your mom and dad might have named you something like Belshazzar or Abednego or Naboth. Thank you to good parents who picked names we could spell.
*I learned it’s really important to try and not be like the Israelites in the Old
Testament because story after story is just about them “forgetting God, begging to God, being rescued by God and then forgetting about Him again.” We should try to be like the “remember God” parts of the stories. Thank you to my “budding Bible Scholars”.
*Most of all I learned that when you pray and laugh often, try hard, take care of each other and take turns with the best stuff like the longest pencil
with the biggest eraser, you’re going to have a good day and time will fly!
I learned a lot this year; not because of what people told me or because of what I read, but because of what my room full of little lovelies showed me.
We all learn best by example! School may be out for the summer, but we can all keep teaching and learning by example…God’s example brought to life through our words and actions. Oh, and one more thought; the Bible is one textbook that never has to be checked in and shut in the cupboard so today would be an excellent day to begin your summer reading!
A Seed To Plant: Pick a chapter in the Bible and begin your summer reading this week.
Blessings on your day!
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