I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Problem presented...Problem solved (I hope!)

"Ladies and gentlemen, prayer cannot be news hour. It's not time for you to make long comments about what's going on where and with whom in the news. Look at the clock - we just spent 10 minutes in 'prayer.'"

I said all this rather calmly...which is surprising because I was ready to explode in frustration at this new trend in 6th grade prayer.

And then, one of my students - God bless his heart! - raised his hand and offered a suggestion, "You know. If we spend 5 minutes at the beginning of the day on current events, then we won't feel the need to say it all during prayer because we will have already talked about it."

Bingo. Great problem solving. I. love. it.

So, current events it is tomorrow. We'll see how that goes...

On a side note, my girls raised their record to 3-0 on the volleyball court tonight. In back-to-back games (with 3 girls missing), they played their little hearts out, rallied, and served pretty consistently. I am one proud coach of the way they've been calling the ball and having fun.

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