So I continue to seek out those everyday blessings. And they keep on coming.
Can I just say that it encourages me to know there are young women like Sloan in this world?
She is a Christian. She faces many challenges but I was so thankful that she was able to feel comfortable enough with me to share. Although I certainly wouldn't reveal anything about our talks, I want to simply say that God always has a remnant of people in each generation who love Him and desire to follow Him. And Sloan is one of them!
#121 Having the opportunity to encourage Sloan in her walk with the Lord
Every day I had moments when I had to pause and thank the Lord. The joy I feel spending time with children is something I don't know that my words can adequately describe. Simple things like reading a story to them or opening their lunches brings my heart joy.
On the last day of summer camp, the Singing Idol camp had a show. How fun to watch them perform songs like Soul Sister and Katy Perry's Firework. Before the performance, several of them told me they were nervous. My advice may not be the best but I told one 8 year old girl to picture the audience in their underwear and she would relax.
During the performance, she smiled at me and had two thumbs up. So, I guess it worked!
I have been watching the images of the tragedy in Norway. Many followers of Heart Choices know that my background is Norwegian. Both of my parents' families are from Norway. And I have lots of relatives who still live in Norway.
|Photo Credit: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty, USA Today|
#124 That my family is safe despite the violence that impacted Norway recently
I feel such sorrow for those who lost loved ones in this tragedy. But I feel very proud to see the people of Norway come together during this time.
A new school year is about ready to begin. I look forward to meeting the new students in our class and the time I will be spending with Heidi, the Pre K 3 teacher. I have grown to love her and enjoy working with her.
#125 The great team Heidi and I have become as we work with the three year old children
My former car pool buddy Tara got married this past Saturday. Since the wedding was held in her home state of West Virginia, I was unable to be there. But how happy I am for she and Josh.
#126 The blessing and beginning of a new life together in marriage for Tara and Josh
Have you been counting your blessings?
There is always something to be thankful for each and every day, no matter what challenges you may be facing.
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.
Blessings and love,