August 9, 2005

Now I'm here!

Monday, August 15th, is the first day of school. I don't know what to think about this yet, I haven't really allowed my brain to dwell on it for too long, but it is coming whether I think about it or not.

The beginning of school is always the most difficult for me. Here I am, and I have just finished working a job that has kept me away from home most of the summer. And just as I start settling in at home, which, by the way, is my favorite place to be, because all of my favorite people are there, I am "forced" by the nature of human existence to go to work again. So here I am, out in the cold cruel world of Christian School teaching, having to type stuff, and put up bulletin boards (which no man should ever have to do).

Obviously I am being a little exaggerative, but it sure feels this way right now. Mostly because the "benefits" aren't here. No! I am not talking about health insurance, though that could be better, and I am not talking about salary, though that could definitely be better, I am talking about the benefits... the students. It is like dinner without dessert, or coffee without my International Delight, French Vanilla Creamer! Bearable, but not nearly as good.

On a serious note, here are a few beliefs that I hold dear, which help me through the year:
  • I am exactly where God wants me to be. I genuinely believe this. Life would be so much worse if I didn't practice this belief on a day to day basis.
  • God has given me everything that I need to do what I need to do. Whatever gets put on my plate will be the exact right amount.
  • God always... ALWAYS meets my needs. There is no exception to this. He always has, and I can, by faith, believe that He always will.