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Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Work I Go!

Getting ready to leave the house this morning for my part-time teaching job, I received a friend's text message which ended "enjoy school". I'm blessed to have a great job with great colleagues - there are many things to enjoy. If you asked me I'd enthusiastically tell you that I love it (and I do) but there's so much to get done in a day with the children that I'm often rushing them and feeling that I haven't done a good enough job - and I'm not sure they get the message that I really love it!
So this morning I prayed for God's presence and peace - and that I'd bring His presence and peace too. I decided from the outset that I wanted to really enjoy my work today- and that made all the difference as I taught Kick-Start; practised the Christmas songs ; taught "one less" in numeracy; and "tricky words" in Literacy; helped 24 children access the ICT suite; taught them what Jewish families do to celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) and had many adult and child interactions including numerous requests for the toilet! Did I mention they're only 5?!
God bless you tomorrow - I pray that you enjoy your work x


Anonymous said…
As I don't get paid for my 'work' (ie transport manager, activities organiser and general domestic goddess!) sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed and unappreciated. The latest 'job' is revising for GCSEs - I could take these exams! There are times when I just feel weary and horrible and the world's worst wife and mother. It is at these times I need to remember who God is, and who I am in Him. He's made me a royal princess and an ambassador for His son. I am who I am because of who He is in me. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks - not even me! - I am precious to the creator of the universe. The times I DO manage to remember all this before I go off on my own little pity party are the times I feel refreshed and more motivated to clean toilets and iron shirts. Worship CDs help too!!

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