Sunday, May 31, 2009


Today marked the first graduation I participated in as a faculty member. It was enjoyable to watch my seniors graduate today.

And while we're on the topic of school...we have 6 1/2 teaching days left and I am beat. I keep willing myself to grade these piles and piles of papers and tests, but I'm just too spent. So I'm going to spend some time with the Lord now and pray that He will provide the strength to get through the rest of the day and the remaining time I have in the classroom this school year. And regarding the many inquiries about pink-slipping..... Yes, my district pink-slipped a number of teachers, but dear Brenda (pictured above with me) decided to retire and saved my job. So I have at least one more year at H.C.!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reality Check

In the craziness of the final three weeks of school, I received a much-needed reality check tonight, in the form of an audio message given by a woman I have never met. Her name is Rachel Barkey. She is a married woman and a mother of two children. And she's dying. Her message pulled me back to what matters most in life: Christ. I urge you to listen to this, whether you are a Christian or not. It really put things back into perspective for me.