So far after a few kinks thrown into the starting line up a week before the first game, MNU is 3-0. They are looking great and Stinson's running backs look awesome! He is loving every moment of coaching. His guys are lucky to have him as their coach. MNU faces the #2 team in the coutnry next week, Lindenwood, at home. It will be a great test of hwere they are at. Here are me and some of MNU friends hanging out at the game. Oh yeah, I dyed my hair brown, just in case you can't tell which one I am.
Janae and I
All of the Girls
Last weekend I spent my entire day watching football. I went to all three boys games and had such a blast. I just love these precious things. They all played so well. I got to have dinner/lunch with them on Sunday too. I don't have the words to describe how much I love them! Enjoy these pictures! (This day was 100% football. I went to 3 little league games and 1 MNU game, it was quite the day!)
Andy's Game Face
My Bud Andy and I
The Really Cool 7th Grader and I
So with all of me "extra time" I have been leading my mother-in-laws bible study Live a Praying Life. We are two weeks in, and already it has been amazing. She really puts a whole new perspective on prayer. One of my favorite things she written so far comes from the end of week one's study. She is talking about finding a new purpose of prayer when she shares this verse and says, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws." (Ezkiel 36:26-27) Before I desired such a thing, God had make it available. He had already promised to reproduce His heart in me, shaping my desires to match His. He promised to take my self-centered heart and fasten it on Him. And He who worked in my until I desired to reciece what he desired to give."
My heart fills with joy just typing those words. It is so awesome to know that God has already arranged everything so that I can have this. That He would take my heart of stone and soften it and fill it with Himself. I am already excited about the changes in my attitude towards prayer and the way I have been praying. I will keep you updated on how things are going.
School is going awesome. I love my class. There are a few challenges, but in general, I think that they are my best class yet. I know that I am better as a teacher this year and I am so excited to try a few things out this year that I started last year. Friday and Saturday I was at workshop called Picture Perfect Science. It was such a wonderful two days and I cannot wait to go back and beef up my science instruction. It was exactly what I was looking for!