July 06 2006

my kindergarteners drove me nuts today....again.

with kids, you have to tell them 3 or 4...heck a million times to do something. and even then, they still may not do it. but you have to keep after them or else they don't learn and nothing gets done.

it was about mid-morning and my nerves were almost shot as i told caleb for the hundreth time to stay in line. then i blurted out- "CALEB! when i tell you to do something, it's for a reason! it's not to boss you around or be mean- it's because it's for your own good!"

as he got back in the line (for about 5 seconds) I thought about what I had said. I felt absolutely frustrated with this kid- I couldn't have fun with him or talk to him because I had to constantly make sure he wasn't hurting himself.

then I got really sad at the thought that that's how God must feel about us sometimes. He wants to have a deeper relationship with us and show us awesome things prepared uniquely for us. but all too often, we're off doing our own thing and not giving any attention to His voice until we get ourselves in trouble.

the good news is that His grace is beyond comprehension. it's new every morning....every minute. He never gives up on us. and unlike me who loses my patience all too often, He doesn't. definitely something we all take for granted but should be doing cartwheels about!

"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good"  1 Peter 2:2-3 

Anna Miller

July 06 2006
Hm, sounded like God was shining through you! I get to have the experience starting Monday!


July 06 2006
Good stuff.

Rachael Moore

July 06 2006
welcome to the world of child care... at least you are drawing something positive from it...

kelsey shearron

July 11 2006
aw..thats awesome lauren...i love you..sent you a really random note today...i still havent recieved the freakin package...i think they are just trying to annoy me...but anyways..lots to tell you..and to catch up on ..so expect a call in the next week or so..ill be done with gov school by saturday..

Emily W.

July 11 2006
good call lauren nicdao. i really like this. i love you!!