Tuesday, February 17, 2009

X is for...

TeXas...San Antonio to be eXact! :)

Okay...I know this one is a stretch, but X is such a hard letter. I am getting ready to fly out to San Antonio, Texas tomorrow for a conference. My principal, my assistant principal, my co-worker, and myself are going to be there five days. We can't wait to enjoy the Riverwalk and the authentic Tex-Mex food. Yummm! Oh yeah...and the sessions where we learn lots of good ideas to bring back to school. :) I will have to add pictures later. Just pray that we have a safe flight and great weather while we are there. YEE-HAW!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

W is for...

Walking by Faith

This is something that I try, but many times fail, to do on a daily basis. With all the negative talk about the economy and difficult day to day decisions and situations in my life and my friends' lives, I have to remember that God is in control and He is sovereign. Altough the challenges and situations are real, we still have to believe that God is holding us in the palm of his hands. Hebrews 11 shows many Bible heroes that lived faithfully -
  • Noah, who had enough faith to build the ark even though there was not a rain cloud in the sky and everyone was making fun of him
  • Abraham, who had enough faith to offer Issac, his son, as a living sacrafic without knowing God would stop him and who ventured out to find the promise land, but never got to see it in his lifetime
  • Sarah, who relied on her faith when she was considered barren but later became a mother
  • Moses' parents, who hid him for 3 months after he was born because they had faith that God had great plans for his life
  • Moses, who refused to be known as the son of Pharoh's daughter and chose to be mistreated along with the people of God because he was looking ahead to a much greater reward
  • The people that were with Moses, who had much faith as they crossed the Red Sea with the Pharoh's army close behind them

This chapter in the Bible gives me a hope that if God did such great things in their lives, then he can also work in mine. I have to remember that faith is not wishing; it is believing to trust in our true God, who gave us many examples in his word of how walking by faith can give us the confindence we need to keep on keeping on! :)