2014 September

Five Minute Friday: Because

The purpose of Five Minute Friday is to write on the posted topic from Kate Motaung for five minutes only, no editing.  Then post it to Kate’s website above.  It’s fun.  It’s easy.  It’s encouraging one another as Christian women.  It’s something I love to do.  Try it!


Why do I do this subbing thing? Because.

Why spend my days with hormonal 6th grade teens when I don’t have to?  Because.

Why work at a job with no benefits and barely over minimum wage?  Because.  It’s really not about the money.

Why do something with no status to it and one in which you are not a “real” teacher?  Because I love it.

It’s because of the young man who ran to me at the football game last night and hugged me because he was glad to see his teacher.  Then he proceeded to shake my husband’s hand and introduce himself to him.  I was proud to tell my man that this kid was one of the reasons I do what I do.

It’s because of the one who forever offers to help the new blind kid get from class to class and carries his books.

It’s because of the blind kid that jumped up from his seat to engulf me in a bear hug (without any warning!) just because I told him he could read his new braille book the last 10 minutes of class!  Because, me being blinded by my crazy day, I could never see that bear hug coming and I so needed it that day!  Thank you, God!

It’s because of the kids who look at you with a smile as they come into class and say they are praying for their teacher who is not there that day.  Yes, this generation prays.

It’s because my love of learning really is a love affair I’ve had all my life and I want it to be a disease that is catching.

It’s because there really are more good kids out there than the bad ones they promote on the news channel every evening.

Because this is a God given privilege that I don’t take lightly.

Because I’m so very grateful God chose me!


Five Minute Friday: Ready

The Five Minute Friday topic this week is READY.  Write for five minutes straight on the topic, and then hit publish with no editing.  Yes, it’s Sunday, but my Friday and Saturday were very busy ones.  Here goes…


I was ready.

I can see the fluffy, bald man at the podium.  He was asking us if we were ready.  I wanted to be ready just like he seemed to be.  I wanted what he had.

I was at GA Camp one summer when I was around 10 years old and I wanted to bolt down the aisle and ask that man a hundred questions.  Why was he so jolly?  What made him smile so big?  Who is this Jesus I’d heard about since I was little.  It was all becoming so clear all of the sudden.

Could I be like that?  That was the day many of my questions were answered.

I was ready.

I wanted to know as much about the Lord as I possibly could and I wanted to be ready to be with Jesus.  The fluffy, bald man explained to us how we were are all sinners and in need of a Savior.  We cannot be good enough or do enough to get to Heaven.  Jesus came to earth to die for the forgiveness of our sins.  We just need to admit we are sinners, repent and ask the Lord to come into our hearts and take control of our lives.  So that when God looks on us, he will see his Son as payment for our sins and not our own filthy, sinful selves.  Thank God for that!  I needed a Savior to cover me.

After explaining the plan of salvation, he lead us in the sinner’s prayer.  I gladly repeated after him and could not get down that aisle fast enough.  I was ready for some Jesus!

Thank God for the fluffy, bald man who was willing to share Christ with a bunch of little GA girls at summer camp!