Friday September 23, 2011
Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. Teacher-to-teacher talks. My third son, the high school math teacher with his very own first classroom, calls a couple of times a week and we talk shop—or school, as the case may be. I love it! It’s great to hear about his classroom and students and to share a bit of advice along the way. (He’s doing great, by the way—said the proud mama.)
2. Shakespeare. I do love Will, the bard. Right now I’m teaching Romeo and Juliet in my regular English classes and King Lear in my honors. One day as I started class, I thought, “I am so in my element. Shakespeare all day—I love it!” I discover something new every time I dive into his works.
3. Family fellowship. This weekend, my California son is driving to see his cousin as he’s awarded his very own Marine command. (We’re so proud of our family Marine!) He’s the only one of our immediate family that can make the trip to San Diego (from LA), so he’ll be representing us all there. Great to think of him being with family on such a special day. And my youngest, the college boy, is driving a couple of hours to spend the weekend with the oldest and his wife and son. The teacher brother and the college boy live within about 10 min. of each other, so they often hang out on weekends. I love that the boys choose to spend time with family.
Another bonus here...a great day to celebrate with family is coming up. Family Day is coming up on Monday. See my Wednesday post on that for some great ideas!
4. Another blog home and new blog friends. I’m so excited to be a contributing writer for Inspired Teacher. Some of you know Kendal and Amy, and they’re writing there, too. It promises to be a fun, encouraging place for teachers of all kinds—public, private, home, you name it. We’re kicking things off with a giveaway on Monday, so be sure to come by and check it out!
Speaking of blogs and blog friends, I have to add a bonus to this one! Catherine, FFF friend, posted the nicest review of I'm Outnumbered last week. Thanks again for the support, Catherine!
5. This quote:
“It is idle to talk always of the alternative of faith and reason. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all…” (G.K. Chesterton)
I do love Chesterton. I puzzled through this for awhile. When we truly see ourselves in the grand scheme of things, I think we see that our manmade reason is small indeed. We see ourselves as large on the stage of life but, in reality, we are so small—which makes me even more thankful that Someone larger than me lowers the lights and pulls the curtain! And sometimes, I get to play a part, through His grace.