Thursday, December 1, 2011

Randomness on a Thursday Night

1. All of these phrases were spoken in my classroom this week by ME:

  • We do not talk about BOOGERS in GT!
  • I am not a mama duck!
  • QUACK!
  • If you touch another pencil I am going to scream!


2. I just finished making two more ruffled tree skirt like this one that I made on Saturday.  Even though sewing isn't my thing, I really enjoyed making these!  One is for my sweet friend Dory and one is for one of YOU!  Would you like one? Come back on Monday for a GIVEAWAY! 




3. Saw this quote on Pinterest and thought it was SO wise and SO true!  
"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our 
behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." 
~Steven Furtick~

4.  Why is it that some mornings I wake up and my hair looks pretty much like it did when I went to bed and others it looks like I put my finger in a light socket? What the heck is up with that? {I know that is SUPER random...but I seriously wondered that this am when I looked in the mirror!}


5. My sweet Daddy opened a checking account for Madison and her checks arrived in the mail today. How in the world am I old enough to have a child with checks???????


6. I'm reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and it's truly one of the best and most challenging books I've ever read.  I read this section last night and can not stop thinking about it. It hit me right between the eyes!


‎"When I am consumed by my problems – stressed out by my life, my family, my job – I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice. In other words, that I have a “right” to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities. Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what is happening in our lives. Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control. Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it’s ok to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance. They declare our tendency to forget that we’ve been forgiven, that our lives here are brief, that we are headed to a place where we won’t be lonely, afraid, or hurt ever again, and that in the context of God’s strength, our problems are small, indeed. Why are we so quick to forget God? Who do we think we are?"
 ~Crazy Love, Francis Chan

Night y'all- sweet dreams!

6 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for posting this excerpt from Crazy Love. I stumbled upon it at a very fitting time, and I'm very thankful that you shared it!

    I even had to slap it on my blog (that hasn't been posted on in ages).

    You have a lovely blog!

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  2. Do you know I miss it when you don't post? You and Dory, too! I am going to have to get this book!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting that insert from Crazy Love! I needed to hear that this morning after not sleeping well and already haven given myself permission to be lazy and over eat. Not any more though!

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  4. I just want to say thank you too. I'm thinking I need this book for Christmas. :)

    Also, I love all your artwork and your school stories.

    Thank you for being an inspiration!!

    Laura

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  5. I need to get this book. Obviously.
    And I feel the same way about my hair in the morning -- I was cracking up!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  6. Speaking on randomness, don't forget my Random Acts of Kindness event inspired you!

    http://thesmallthingsmattermost.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/55-random-acts-of-kindness-event-2/

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