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Snow Daze

So...this turned out to be a four day weekend, thanks to some ridiculously cold temperatures and a temperamental storm. 

And while I LOVE a good snow day, I am somewhat apprehensive about returning to my classroom tomorrow.  Out of the last 20 days, I've only seen my students twice.  (And the first day back from winter break really shouldn't count-everyone was so tired they kept falling asleep in class.  They fell asleep with their heads on their desks, making facial recognition difficult.  As soon as you'd get one woken, another would take their place.  It was like an erratic game of dominoes.)

Concerned about being dazed by the weather, and to make the transition back into school less stressful and more fluent, I have walked around the house today, rehearsing these phrases as like an understudy on Broadway.  I hope once they hear these words it will stir something deep within them that we have rituals, rules, and routines. 

I know some schools who will not begin classes …

Favorite Scripture Friday: Isaiah 43:18-19

18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19  See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

                         Isaiah 43:18-19



Don't you just love it when God tells us to forget something?  And to not dwell on things that are behind us?  I don't know about you, but I'm easily able to take one interaction (or even one sentence to be perfectly honest) and fret and worry over it, all under the guise of "analyzing".  And such diligent analysis can sometimes give me tunnel vision and unable to recognize or even concentrate on other, more important, things. 

So if God's telling me to not only forget the past, but that He is doing something new, I'm for it.  And especially when I read on to see that He is making a way in the wilderness and creating streams in the wasteland.

Can you think of a better way to start 2018? 

Happy New Year!