Monday, August 6, 2012

All I Need

Back to school week.  We have done some shopping... gotten clothes, pencils, paper, etc.  We're getting ready for school to start.  Michael is getting ready to move to Ohio for school.  Joseph is getting ready to move back there for a third year.  Debra is getting ready to start at C.O.S.  Lots of changes, lots of preparations.
It's important to have all we need to be prepared for the task ahead.  I'm getting ready.
How wonderful to have all the resources I need!
This past week I spent much time with my best friend, Debby, who teaches French at Black Forest Academy in Germany.  She helped me sort out some things for this coming school year, she gave me lots of tips on things and she corrected my French on occasion (which needs lots of correction!).  Her help was invaluable!
This week I am attending training sessions for "Cooperative Learning" and "Engagement".  This is so good, and will also be very helpful.
I have lists and lists of Internet resources, more than I will ever be able to use.
I will have the help of colleagues, administrators, staff and the support of friends and family.  I have a TON of resources.  It's great!
As Debby reminded me this past week, even with all the tools I have... all the help, all the resources, my sufficiency in not in all these things.  My sufficiency is in Christ!
How wonderful to know that He knows all things.  He knows my students.  He knows me.  He created our brains, our bodies, the languages we speak.  He gave wisdom and skill to people way smarter than me to help me.   The source of life is GOD.  The source of all wisdom is Christ.  When I have Christ, I have all I need!
 “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

"Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."
Colossians 2:3

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

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