Ps 46: 10 – Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
This is such a vital verse for me this week – as you can see, I am a few days late sending this. I started school yesterday and had a teachers conference that I led on Monday, after returning home around 7:00 pm Sunday evening from a weekend away.
Life is going to be intense; I have 15 students in grades 5-12, so am juggling about 48 subjects daily with our individualized curriculum. I really need this verse – take time to be still. I am much more of a Martha than a Mary. The more I have to do, the more intense I focus on getting stuff done. But that means I need to make time to listen for what God wants me to be and do. I often charge ahead – which many times makes me miss things I could have noticed if I’d waited a bit longer. My goal this year is to be sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is nudging me to do.
And in lieu of that need, I spent three days up in northern Manitoba at Hecla Island. Just biking and visiting and watching the sunset. We all need that time to be still, to soak in some energy revitalization. No wonder God made a commandment to work six days and rest one.
February 26, 2021
What a week! As a teacher on a Hutterite colony for grade 5-12, life is non-stop from 9:00-3:30. This coming Friday is the end of quarter, so report cards will be due. So that always makes one extra busy.
But I had 2 highlights in this week.
The first: I came home and stumbled over something on my step. When I picked it up and entered, I found out I was holding MY copy of my book! I felt like a mother receiving her first child. The awe and wonder of holding something I'd created and labored over for - yes, about nine months- well, that is quite the feeling.
The second: Last night the doorbell rang. I answered and a man stood there with a floral arrangement. I was sure he'd come to the wrong house, but he had the right name. Imagine my amazement when I saw that friends from the States had arranged these lovely roses to be delivered to celebrate this milestone in my life. In today's Covid restrictions, such a thoughtful, kind gesture means SO much! I never get flowers, so I'm still just smiling over it.