Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spirit filled mountians?

Last night I was praying and hoping that the Lord would guide me---
I knew I was going to have to talk with Shane's teacher-
and I wasn't eager to say what I felt needed to be said--
So, I asked for help-- {W.I.P}{Work in Prayer}
When I went pick Shane up from school I found myself saying words that I hadn't realized I was going to -- it was like the Spirit of the Lord just took control of my mind and my words.--
I ended up talking with the teacher about having Shane at home with me-- a few days of the week for some one-on-one --- with materials from school .(or having me pick him up early--)
I don't know yet
if this can really happen-- but I did explain that I wanted everyone to be getting a good school experience -- Currently this isn't happening --
she seemed to be willing to see that I was flexible and interested
in making her life easier-- I hope that we can build on this small step.
I also hope that Shane can build his academic skills and then that might give him the confidence to improve his behavior skills.
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I found the following message in my in-box and I thought that it really showed my point--

The Ant and the Contact Lens: A True Story

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff.
She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first
rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and
knocked out her contact lens. 'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge,
hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff,
and now my sight is blurry.'

She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge.
But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying... She prayed for
calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for
the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at
the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of
mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro
throughout the whole earth.'

She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every
stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff
they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of
them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?'

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw
it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she
told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew
a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, 'Lord, I don't
know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy.
but if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'

I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why
You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy.
But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps
me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him.... I
can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

'You Gave Me A Mountain'

"For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord
plans to prosper you
and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future."
-Jeremiah 29:11


Emily @ Little Home said...

Hi Stacey!
Just replying to your questions on the tote bag...
I got the magnetic construction set at a Children's Orchard, a consignment store and I don't remember who made it - I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else...sorry. It looks like soemthing you might find in a book or puzzle section somewhere. As for the letter and dump truck on the bag, I sketched the patterns myself after looking at some pictures online. (There was also a pic of a dump truck on the little boy's party invite.) Then I used a ruler to straighten some of the lines and a compass (like for math class) to make the circles for the tires. Let me know if you have anymore questions!

Anonymous said...

I love that story Stace! I feel like the ant many times and other times I wonder why God has let me become unable to see and suddenly the light dawns and I realize there was a purpose after all. I was wondering what was going on with the teacher. I hope that Shane gets what he needs and more I hope that you don't feel like you've let him down. You are a great mom and I love you for it. Me

Barbara said...

I enjoyed it, too!