Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In the early hours...

Saturday night I couldn't sleep.  I woke up around 3, and by 4 I was tired of just laying there, so I headed to the kitchen.  I made a pot of coffee and spent precious time alone ~ only I wasn't alone...


It was pure peace to my soul ~ the quiet, the coffee, and Jesus, sweet time with Jesus.  As I sat there in my dimly lit kitchen in the wee hours of the morning, I poured my heart out to God.  And, after a little while, I scribbled this down in my journal...

This morning...

I will choose freedom and joy.
I will move more slowly and think more deeply.
I will not compare.
I will be content.
I will not hurry my loves.
I will be patient. 
I will focus on each precious child ~ encouraging him, praising him ~ seeing the good, the natural gifting of God in him. And, I will seek to grow these things for God's glory.
I will be mindful and thankful.  I am so blessed.
I will attempt to make learning fun and practical.
I will not look to the left or the right ~ but only look into the eyes of my Savior.


2 comments:

Linda said...

Erin, you have such a precious heart. Your words always bless. Praying His peace and presence fill your heart and home.

Kristi said...

Wow! What a great post! I am bad about "spoon feeding" our learners, and I am seeing the results in that in our soon to be
9th grader. I need to work on improving in this area in my teaching with our other four! I would love sometime (in all of your free time :) for you to explain some of what you think this looks like everyday in lessons. I want my kids to be independent thinkers/learners, but I know I have to guide them there...Thanks again for such a thought provoking post. It is good to be back on your blog. I remember years ago finding you through Sarah's blog :).

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