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7/16/10 Ohhhhhhh man. I’m done. I came home, took a 2 hour nap, and now I’m just sitting here. I need to pack. I’m going out with my CMA group tonight. But I just kinda don’t want to move. Reflection Time! This is what they ask you to do all throughout institute. Reflect, reflect, reflect.…

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Aug 19 2010

7/7/10 persevering

7/7/2010 “Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety; break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain down justice upon you.” On the days when I have time, scratch that, make time, to do the daily readings, I tend to be struck…

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6/2/10 Today was a good day. It’s amazing how much I can get done when two trouble kids (mainly one of them) aren’t there. While I’ll work with them until I turn blue in the face, I was actually able to relax today and focus on the lesson. It was awesome. The class behavior was…

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Jul 31 2010

God is good.

6/27/10 This is more personal, less teachery. I had been moping a little about not really finding a solid community here and just wondering kind of what God was thinking. Like, how do I stay close to Him with little support or time? Last night, I wrote about how I just had to trust that…

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Jul 31 2010

The chaos of institute

6/22/10 In my first day of teaching, I had a student question the idea that I was teaching for four weeks. She was under the impression, along with the rest of the class, that her summer school ended the next Friday. Thanks, someone, for telling the kids that we’re the reason they have to stay…

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Jul 31 2010

Lessons from 1st week

I actually wrote this a long time ago, but I’m just now getting it online…… 6/18/2010 I just finished my first week of teaching one class at institute. And I’m exhausted. Before you think I’m a wimp, know that it is one class of 12 7th graders and then the rest of my day is…

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