Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This blog is now an archive only. Please feel free to browse, but if you are looking for current posts please visit the new site at brokenandspilled.wordpress.com Thanks!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Moving time!

Hey everyone, I apologize for the lack of recent updates. Christmas time has kept us very busy! I've also been working on a little project which is now ready to go! I'm moving my blog to brokenandspilled.wordpress.com I've admired the clean and simple wordpress format for some time, and I finally decided to switch. The new format should be pretty simple. To sign up for email updates on the new blog scroll down past all recent posts to the bottom of the page and click "Follow".
You'll also find a new post on what we've been doing this Christmas over on the new blog! So, go check it out! Let me know if you have any difficulties or questions.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Deck the Halls

It's Christmas time!
(And my first Christmas with an SLR, so I'm having extra fun playing around with the lights!)

 The School Room Thankful Window

 Countdown to Christmas! Something fun or something sweet every day!

 Jason and Toby. These guys are adorbs. =)


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The other side of the world....

....is only as far away as you let it be. I'm not really sure what that means, but it sounded like a good opening line. =) I've been in India for two weeks today and it's becoming more like home every day. I love India and I love my family here and I love every minute of knowing I'm right where God wants me!

We're beginning to get a nice routine with school, which I'm also loving. In fractions and spelling and algebra and grading and planning I'm finding a whole new niche for myself that I'm fitting into and thoroughly enjoying.(Okay, except for the red marks that I have to make and the times that I'm just as stumped with Algebra 2 as my student.) In between helping my pupils and working in the planning and grading books I have nice chunks of time to spend doing things like this(keeping in touch with my home people), finding fun things for us to do, and studying the Word. I've had some fun challenges figuring out how to help Sonya(my 10th grader) study for her many quizzes and tests with the huge amount of material that they cover, and planning history lessons on India for Judson, my 4th grader. 

Becca's family is here right now, so we're also doing fun things with them. Tomorrow we're planning on going to the zoo and meeting up with the kids from the slum school who are also going there for a field trip. 

Living in India and having extra time to think and study is giving me lots of thoughts about life and how I should live it. Lots of things to sort out in my mind and my life. Oh, to be like Thee!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm here!

It's official! I'm a world traveler! =) Arrived in India this morning at 5, got home at 6, and promptly went to sleep. Till, um, 4:00. And now, I'm headed back to bed. It's been a long 48 hours. Otherwise, I'm settling in and enjoying my new place. Tomorrow I'm going to look over the school stuff and try to make some head way there, with school starting in full Monday. And so the new adventure beings! =)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Memories of Grace

I spent a while this morning digging through boxes from our recent move to find my last journal, a beautiful book published by Ellie Claire that my best friend gave me for my 17th birthday. It's such a special book, because it tells the story of so many blessings and struggles, graces and lessons, gifts and tears. I wanted to read what I had written a year ago, when I went through a particularly painful time. I read the words and remembered the tears that had fallen while I wrote. And the sweet thing is knowing the joy that came in the morning, that faithfulness that God proved to me, the assurance that He was enough for me, the healing of my broken heart, and the fresh look on life. He is so good. It was a good reminder to me to continue journaling His faithfulness so I can look back and not forget. I don't want to forget the grace, the goodness, the day by day filling of my soul's deepest needs.
  
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