Friday, August 15, 2008

Top 2 Prayer Requests

So...I have two prayer requests right now

1. I need a job for the fall! I would like to continue to teach HS Math.
2. I am training for the SA Half Marathon and I have been experiencing quite a bit of pain in my hip. I am running 28-30 miles per week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yo habla un pequito Espanol!

As I entered LAX (airport in Los Angeles, CA) I noticed an older Mexican gentleman that looked quite lost and confused. He spoke a few words to me, and I immediately responded, "Yo habla un pequito Espanol!" This brought a huge smile to his face! He gave me all his paperwork so that I could get his boarding pass, luggage, and anything else needed. I was able to do this for him and as it turns out, I had the joy of sitting next to him on my flight home. Wahoo!

You did what?

Towards the end of the academia year, I started helping a student with his UIL forms so that he could play basketball as a fifth year senior. At the end of the year he was told that his request was denied. My advise, fight for it! I told him to appeal the decision and he chose to do so after seeking the advise of others as well.

For the past couple months I have been praying for my student, the decision that is to be made, and for his heart and "sole" (he is a basketball player! =) We would text back and forth a little bit, he shared with me that he was scared, and really was looking forward to playing Varsity Basketball once again.

The night before his court date I was able to call him and pray with him. I cannot say he won his case, nor that everything went perfectly, but this young man knows that God is good, and that he is loved, most dearly by T. Yes, he calls me T. =) So to any teacher out there, it's not impossible to pray for a student, and you may have the opportunity to pray with a student someday!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blessings in Dating

I went out on a fantastic date this past Thursday! The young man picked me up at the airport and took me out to a restaurant. I only ate 1/2 of the sandwich, and it was conveniently cut in half. When we were ready to leave, the server asked me if I wanted a to-go box, hesitantly I said, "Yes, please." When asked why I hesitated, my answer was simple, "I doubt I will actually eat this other half." I took the sandwich to-go. As we walked back to the car, I saw a woman that I was able to give the sandwich to. So, my sandwich was able to bless another person! I didn't even say God Bless You or something like that, I simply said I want you to have this. The woman was very gracious.