Friday Memos

May 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Yes, I did win Site Based Council Elections.  I was trying to be cute, and apparently you guys didn’t get it.  My eyes were dialated like a cats.  I didn’t know there were 4 running, as opposed to the 2 report I got early on the deadline day of Monday.  And, I didn’t really know to remind people to be there.  There was a low crowd turn-out, as with most elections, and everyone was busy.

But, being more involved in some “political” process made me realize how important voting really is.  We can pray all day long, be if we don’t groom some people to be there and share godly wisdom and support them…what good have we really done?  We really don’t value the opportunities we have to help shape public policy and operations.  I’ve been really convicted more and more of that this year.  There were 11 people there to vote, including the 4 running.  If I had not been as involved in the school as I had this year…I would certainly not been elected, so I thank God for leading me to be there at times to get to know people.  All parents can vote…teachers or staff or otherwise.  If you want to run for an office, get involved with the people you’d be working with.  Good lesson learned.

Today, my eyes are a little tired, but back to normal.  Even at midnight they were still fully dilated.  My kids were so embarrassed when I had to pick them up with shields on yesterday.  I was a little, too!  They were these huge round films that inserted behind my glasses.  They looked nutty!

Today, more drywall work, in the entry.  Caulk work there and in the front room.  Working on the plan of salvation for Upward.  Still struggling with it some, but need to get it printed before I pick up the kids. 

Ground beef needing to be cooked for supper.  Three pounds worth!

My truth for today:  Our God is so trustrworthy in all He does. So in control.  We can totally depend on Him, no matter what things look like.  No matter how scared we are.  No matter what we face.  He is totally there, totally involved, totally in control.  He is always more than enough.




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