Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Is it just me or do the rest of you feel like God talks to you through nature?

On my drive to work in the morning I often feel the presence of God through the beauty of his creations. I will see the colors of the sunrise, or the majesty of the mountains with a light mist emanating from them, or the way the clouds literally blanket the valley, and I get the distinct impression that God is saying good morning to me. I always find myself smiling and saying good morning right back to him.

Today was one of those days. I left for work and the moon was still shining brightly. It was hiding behind a very small section of clouds and the colors coming from the glow of the moon were amazing. I smiled and said good morning. Then I thought to myself that no one in this world could duplicate that picture. Artists have tried for centuries to create nature pictures, and although they are beautiful, they never fully capture God's magnificense.

Today the picture was inspiring. I kept looking over there because it was almost unbelieveably beautiful.

As I began my desent down the mountain, the moon began to lower and as it fully removed itself from the very small section of clouds, it began to appear bigger and brighter. It seriously was the biggest, brightest, closest moon I have ever witnessed. I smiled and thought to myself, "Ok God, now you're just showing off." Then I began to wonder how that ginormous moon fit behind the small scattering of clouds.

There was no answer. Of course. It's God! Who am I to understand?

But isn't that just the great mystery of faith. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Recognize God in all things. But when it comes to questioning how its done, um, perhaps we shouldn't...

Does it rob us of the beauty when we begin to pick it apart?

I don't have the answer. I just witnessed God. I don't think I'm going to question it anymore.

I think I'll just enjoy it...

Friday, August 13, 2010

So thankful its Friday. I have had many blessings this week: my students have shared their tragic lives with me; my own children have taken on daddy's last name; sports are back in full swing, so I have the priveledge of watching my kids play; I have felt the presence of the Lord...

So much to be thankful for...

But right now, I'm just thankful it's Friday!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Blessings

I have begun a new year with new little (big) blessings. These kids have already shared some of the tradegies of their lives, pregnancies, jailed parents, abuse, death... I'm so humbled that God has brought these students into my life this year, and I am blessed to be able to teach/reach them.

Please God, let me be effective...