Kind of need to vent

a ponderI’ve hit that drooling in a corner, mumbling to myself portion of the school year.

I have and always will maintain that I am extremely blessed to teach in a good school district.  However, stress is stress and student-related stress is bad anywhere you go.

I’m trying to get everything done and I’m stuck under a swamp of work.  Add to it the major good changes in my life, yet still stressful, and then add to it upheaval at school due to the actions of some….which is a bad thing.

I know that was rather weird, but I can’t be specific.

Everything all totaled, I’m having a panic attack right now, and I am becoming less able to focus on my work.

I just want to sleep.  A lot.

I’m tired of thinking.  I’m tired of being around other people’s kids.

I’m so done, cooked, and fried.  I’m about to melt like butter in 100 degree heat.

I need a job where I don’t have to deal with people.

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Sunday Song

Ephesians 3:14-19

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every F53 family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

God loves us because He loves us.  Despite our best efforts to cause His long-suffering to meet the end of its rope…it never will, and He will always love us and will always come to us when we come to Him and ask Him to be in our lives.

“Everything Glorious”–David Crowder

Caption Contest

Time for the funny!  Provide your witty captions for this photo.  I’ll post winners Tuesday evening.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  🙂

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THE WINNERS!!!!!
3.  John D
A little known portion of the stimulus package provides $280 million for the purchase of lawn chairs for panhandlers.

2.  Wyatt Earp
Jon and Kate Gosselin were the first – and only – people in line for “Jon & Kate Plus Eight: The Musical.”

This week’s winner is. . .
1.  Rodney Dill
Lawnchair man did not have nearly the box office draw of Lawnmower man.

OTHER CAPTION CONTESTS:

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Rodney Dill

Wyatt

Grab your Bibles, pray, and seek God….seriously.

a bibleGuess what you can’t do in San Diego County, California?

You can’t open your home to 10-15 friends on a weekly basis for an informal Bible study accompanied by dinner and prayer.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Broyles said, “The county asked, ‘Do you have a regular meeting in your home?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say amen?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you pray?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say praise the Lord?’ ‘Yes.'”

1984?  China?  USSR?  Nope.  Califreakinfornia!

The county employee notified the couple that the small Bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of County regulations, according to Broyles.

Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit” — a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars.
(H/T:  10News)

What if I had a family get-together every weekend?  I’ve got 12 cousins alone, never mind my aunts, uncles, and my cousins’ children.  Would we need a major use permit?  Same amount of parking and probably more noise.

Many churches choose to not have weeknight meetings so that small groups can meet together.  These groups do not cause a stir.  They do not cause noise pollution.  They do not cause problems…period.

These groups are exercising their right to free speech and their right express their religion  (you know, the true definition of freedom of religion…doesn’t say from it).

I used to belong to a small group meeting about 15 years ago.  We met, talked, played games like Scattergories, snacked, prayed, sang, and had Bible study.  Sometimes we had special parties.  None of these activities forced anyone to convert.  None of these activities bothered the neighbors (this was in a condo, btw).

This is scary, infuriating, and serves as an ever-present reminder that we must practice our faith and pray daily for our country and its leaders.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14
If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Folks…we’re in for a world of hurt if we don’t right ourselves…beginning with the planks in our own eyes.

I found an exercise I like.

Don’t tell Pinboy, because then he’ll just make me do it everyday.  I hate dumbbells.  I have a hard time with them for some reason.  Last night, however, Pinboy had me work with something new to me:  a kettle ball.  I did very similar exercises to what he had me do with the dumbbells, but while the kettle ball was challenging and hard work, I felt better afterward when compared to how I felt after using the dumbbells.

So…say hello to my little friennnnnnnnd:

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Sooner or later I’ll be doing this.  Well, it could be in the genes.