One Word, One Prayer #10

Here we are week #10! Last week was the start of March Madness and the boyfriend, some friends and I spent the weekend in Las Vegas. I will be sharing soon about our fun and exciting trip! The first few days of the week I had a word that has kept coming to mind. The word for the week is SOAR! I am a special education teacher and I always hope that we can transition students from an environment where they are receiving specialized instruction to a 504 which is where the student is still able to receive accommodations in the classroom setting. I had a meeting with one of my students on my caseload and we as a team have seen a HUGE improvement in her school setting grades and behavior so it was discussed to switch her to a 504. I then said it was time to spread her wings and soar. I just feel like this is the word for the week. I also have a WONDERFUL  teacher friend  I work with that will be switching schools next year. She is slowly letting the people she cares about most know about the change. I am so excited to see her SOAR and to help lift her up so that she can SOAR. This week I will be praying and thinking about the word SOAR!

If you have a word for the week please leave it in the comments section.

Love and Prayers

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One Word, One Prayer #9

This week as I get back into the school/work routine I have found that I am SUPER tired. I had planned for my word this week to be relationships but as I sit here and write this post I am being lead to focus on another word for the week. Today when I began to feel run down the word ALIVE came to mind. This then leads me to think man am I thankful I am alive everyday that has been gifted to me. While I sat quietly thinking about the word alive a story of an event that happened this weekend pops into my mind. In order to understand the full story I will have to start with last Wednesday. As you may know it is now the season of Lent in the Lutheran church. I was raised in a family that we would attend Wednesday night Lenten services and enjoy soup and fellowship before church. When I walked into church last Wednesday I saw a wall with very pretty brightly colored cards. So I walked over and read what the instructions said to do. It stated that you were to write down a prayer request you may have and then take one for you to pray for over the course of the week.  I have had a thought on my heart for a while so I decided to let it go and give it to someone else to pray about and think over for the upcoming week. As I left my prayer I took a different one to pray about for the week When I read the back of the card I thought well we all have been praying for this family. The family that I have been praying for this week has a son that is close to my age. The family suddenly lost the husband and father of the family within that last few weeks. So I have been praying and thinking about this family as I go to bed at night. On Sunday after church I decided to go to a local coffee shop and pick up a coffee where I ran into the wife and mother of the family that I have been praying for. When I saw her all I could think was give her a hug and let he know that God has bigger plans. I know currently it is so hard for her and her family to comprehend the loss of their family but I just felt like I was placed there to encourage her to stay ALIVE! So this week as I pray for the loss of this family I will also be thinging and praying over the word alive. I pray that she can find peace and comfort in the Lord and knowing that she needs to continue to live for her children.

BE ALIVE IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE!

Love and Peace

One Word, One Prayer #8

Grow

Here we are a week later then planned. Last week was SUPER crazy for me as it was the week before Spring Break. For word #8 I have decided to spend 2 weeks in thought over the word because it is so powerful and applicable currently in my life. This week and last week I am in prayer and thinking about the word GROW. I have taken on the role of facilitator with a small group through my church that will be following “The Daniel Plan.” A few weeks ago I thought and prayed about the word leadership and after that week decided to say yes to the calling of becoming the “leader” of a small group. I LOVE to cook and I am a teacher in my everyday job. I felt like this was a great way to share a gift I have and grow as a leader in the community that I serve and worship in. I have been praying for the members of my group and I am so excited to share new ideas and participate in the faith and friends aspect of the plan. I decided to focus on this word for two weeks because I am also hoping to GROW my blog and business. After meeting with a blogger that I look up to greatly and follow daily,  I feel like I have some clear set goals in which I would like to meet by the end of the summer both that have to do with my business and my blogging. I love having this outlet to share my feelings and thoughts on specific topics. I will continue to think and pray over the word grow for the remainder of the week. This week is my Spring Break I will be participating in a fun crafting class and also visiting my sister who is expecting in Flagstaff this week. I will also be celebrating my 29th birthday the end of this week. I was in need of a break from the day to day tasks of teaching.