Thursday, August 23, 2007

Currently Listening
Offerings: A Worship Album
By Third Day
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Jasper Speaks:

Thursday. This will ususally be a really good day for me because I have no usual afternoon responsibilities and can go get Jackson and go right home. This will be a rarity this year. But today it kind stinks because it is Open House night here at South High and so I won't leave until 8:15 PM. That really stinks when you get here at 6:00 AM. Long stinkin' day!

I am a little bummed because responsibilites are keeping me from my family this week. I have something literally every night. What makes it worse is that Jackson took his first steps at daycare yesterday. Then he walked for Kendra last night. I won't see him when he is awake again until Saturday because of the CRAZY schedule I have to keep right now. I may miss EVERY part of his first learning to walk. That makes me want to cry.

God is dealing with me about His will. I am trying to be patient and wait for Him to open and close doors as He sees fit but of course I want to know now! This is one of the lessons we learn as Christians but I hate being taught it.

Well, I have papers to grade and lesson plans to write. Did I mention how much I love teaching!?!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Currently Listening
The Altar and the Door
By Casting Crowns
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Jasper Speaks:school

So, school is back. Yea. my classes have been fine. In someways it is like teaching my honor's class from last year all day long. Definitely not as many classroom management issues here! I can remember hating the first week of school at the View because kids really tested the boundaries so much. Here that probably comes a bit later.

Still, I am doing this to feed the family. I want to have more passion about it but that hasn'r happened. The getting up at 4:30 in the morning to make it here by zero hour thing doesn't really help. I can see that being a deal breaker next year. It is positively dumb to have a zero hour. The building isn't open early enough, the administrators aren't here, the office isn't open and still, here I have to sit. It is frustrating.

The rest of our lives is pretty good. For now. There are a lot of changed soming on VERY soon that will stress me out to no end!

Jeff resigned to go and be a Senior Pastor on Sunday. It is the sad goodbye to an era of ministry for us. I am excited for he and Kristy and Bethany as they pursue what God has for them.

Well lunch ends in a few minutes and I am almost falling asleep as I type. I hope you have a great day!

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