Monday, September 10, 2007

It's been a while.

And that's putting it euphemistically.

First, school started.

Then, my home internet went out at lightning speed. Literally.

Sooo.... I don't know how much I actually have to say, but here I am!

First: A personality check, thanks to Sharon:

You Are a Green Crayon

Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.
While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.
Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.
You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!

Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

Hmmm... I don't know if I'm that mellow--lol-- but I guess it fits me as well as any.

You can check out your own color here.

And now, for a couple of links:

  • The first is scary. Prisons are now editing the religious materials they have in their libraries... and I fear it may only reflect mainstream secular christianity. Here's the article from the NYT--I pray this doesn't affect VOG's prison ministries.

  • The second just recounts something we've known all along, and I hope I don't offend too many by posting this. Here 'tis: an article from yahoo finance about why women should stay home. And if you follow one of the links in the article, you can see an even more telling--and funny--article, which is even more to-the-point. You can also follow that article to to see the original oppinion piece, which is paired with a feminist rebuttal.

  • I'm gonna show my English-Teacher Self on this one: While most people realize that Pavarotti died this week, I don't know how many realize that the YA Literature writer, Madeline L'Engle, also passed away last Thursday.

  • And, of course, I've got to be a bit of a health nut too. So, here's an article, where a man's microwave popcorn habit was linked to illness. And, just for good measure, here's a link, all about raw milk. To counteract all that horrible popcorn, at least you can drink some of the good stuff!

  • But we can't be too healthy--oh no. Here's a link to Pampered Chef recipes, for your perusing.

So far, it's been such a blessed year, this third year of teaching. And when I think back to the uncertainty and difficulty of last year, I know that I made the right decision to simply let go and let God have the situations where I struggled. And that is what I aim to do this year. Go to the rock when I'm in over my head, and show Christ to my students. And, thanks to VOG's YF wallpapers, I'm able to subtly expose my students to the supernatural--the background of my school computer is the photograph of Sunset Mountain.

I'm so blessed.

God bless y'all!

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Oh Dear!

I almost forgot!

Happy 27th Birthday to my awesome, nutty, crunchy, wonderful and talented sister, Sharon!

Love ya lots, sista' love.