Skip to main content

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

Comments

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!!
Geri

Popular posts from this blog

African sky

I'm writing this in the eerie light of Monday afternoon - anyone else noticed the yellow-tinged sky? I'm reliably informed (thanks Jake!) that the high winds are picking up dust particles from Liberia and North Africa, turning our sky a yellowish colour and definitely giving off an unusual atmosphere! Kind of intriguing too, as we are about to leave for a 10 day trip to Zambia this evening! We're flying overnight, and when we get there temperatures are high 90s - I have no idea how I'm going to cope with that at all...so I'm not even thinking about it right now! 
We'll stay a few days in Lusaka, visiting Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam and their girls;  and Tehila, the charity they run, Then it's a 5 hour journey North to reconnect with the pastors and families in Serenje, and visit the Dormitory to meet the girls. 
Please do pray for us - safety and good health, pray for our families, pray that everywhere we go we take people up in their lift! (If like me you…

It'll All Be Over Soon...don't miss it!

Well the time is flying isnt it? (or is that just me?)
Ready or not, 2017 is coming to an end and Christmas is fast approaching.


Every. Single. Year. I declare "This is the Christmas I'm going to be calm / spend less / really feel ready and at peace / have time for people / feel close to Jesus and hear His voice / have time and space to enjoy the run-up...and so on (sound familiar anyone?)

Anyone else secretly echoing this top's sentiments in their thoughts?!?!

I'm not an earlybird, or the most organised - and get this, right now I can't find my little Christmas notebook - you know, the one with the last last 4 years of presents given and received listed - anywhere!!!! If you heard Simon preach on Sunday you'll know this is driving me mad!

I'd really love to hear your tips for enjoying and flourishing during this season. We don't' want to just "survive it" do we!
Here are a few of mine.

Make my money go further
First thing to say is to set a limi…

Hello again :)

Long time no see!!!!
What to talk about after so long an absence?!?!

I've had so many wonderful experiences and opportunities recently, and so I can't wait to tell you the stories of my travel to support women's conferences in Albania and Macedonia. 

God was so good to us, and it was such a privilege to travel there with our wonderful Kerith women, to pray for the Balkan women and to stand alongside them as their sisters, encouraging them in their faith. 
We had adventures; new experiences; thunder storms and sunshine; lost luggage and unexpected gifts. We saw salvations and re-commitments; we prayed for women of all ages and backgrounds; some of us were more successful at mastering the language than others, but we had a go! We sang worship songs in a mixture of "have-a-go-Albanian" and the few English lines we could remember (and just kept repeating them!) 
We gave away what we had in terms of our faith and trust in God. We know that we received so much from being th…