Sunday, May 31, 2009

The change

So my New Year's resolutions were to be grateful and to look forward to change. Or something like that. So now is time to announce the big change. It won't be a shock to many of you.

I am moving. Next year I will not be teaching in Trout Lake. I am going to be teaching Bonneyville - a "regular school". A middle school with 3 classes at each grade. I am going to be teaching Grade 5 or 6 instead of Junior or Senior High. I am going to have one class at a time and students who attend school on a regular basis. I am going to have a church to go to and a grocery store in the same town. Change is good.

But change is stressful. I have SO much to do before I leave Trout Lake. I need to find a place to live. I need to pack and clean my house. I need to finish all of this years paperwork and stuff. AHH!!!! The stress has made me very sick this week.

By the way, I am still waiting anxiously for green on our trees. Spring is taking for ever to turn into summer.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

At long last

It has been awhile. I have been avoiding the world for addressing the world means to make decisions that I would rather put off and facing the God who created the world. But alas decisions must be made and God must be faced. Why am I so scared to face the one whose presence I can boldly enter?

Anyways, I am awaiting the arrival of spring and summer. Yes I know that it is May and spring should be here but it is snowing today. A day for soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Good thing I am not camping.

I have been keeping busy. I spend a lot of time at school on the computer (like now) and a lot of time in front of the TV. I think that I should get rid of that thing. I have been spending a lot of time comtemplating the future: applying for jobs, wondering where I will be, questioning my motives and decisions, wondering how much it will hurt to leave.

This morning though I was reminded that God will never leave me. Even if I make the "wrong" decision, God will still be with me. WHy do I forget that? I mean it is only mentioned in the Bible about 1000 times. Why do I think that I have to continually try to please God?