Can a Christian Teacher survive and thrive in a Public High School? Can she balance faith, family, friends, AND work?
By God's grace,YES SHE CAN!
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The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
We Were Never Designed To Live In Isolation
There is a picture that I just added on the right hand side of this blog.
It is black & white and shows the path to an ancient Hawaiian holy place on the island of Molokai.
This path was the path for barren women.
It was a trail of sadness for those who could not conceive.
Walking this path was lonely and stigmatizing.
But walking this path indicated that there was hope in your heart.
This is only one of many such paths on our planet.
We now understand that Ancient Tribal People would go on a quest on such paths...looking for something important in their lives.
This particular path is rather steep in places.
It is lonely.
It is desolate.
It is narrow and built for only one person to tread at at time.
No one could walk by your side as you made this journey.
It was a solo venture...as all truly soulful quests are.
Sometimes Modern Day People go on metaphorical quests too.
We forage on, uphill, and alone...looking for something important in our lives.
Though we can draw strength from such quests, WE WERE NEVER DESIGNED to live in isolation.
We need people.
We need family.
We need friends.
WE NEED GOD!
I hope that this month brings you happy times with your family and friends.
I hope that you get to spend time with Your "TRIBE".
I hope your priorities are all sorted.
I hope that Christmas is not about spending money, but about enjoying HOPE.
We ALL need HOPE!
May Family and Friends surround you.
And I want you to remember that you are NOT alone, whatever your quest.
Hebrews 13:5 "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."