Just a quick up-date...I have an interview with Ogallala Public Schools a week from today. Thanks for all of your prayers!

Nate has a concert tonight....last high school concert of the year :) I'm watching him warm-up his choir right now, he is quite the goober....I'll be sure to post photos soon after the concert!


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Walking By Faith

Well...I am officially walking by faith. I turned in my letter of resignation from the Perkins County School District last week. It was an extremely tough decision...I truly love my students and hate to leave them, but I had to do what's best for our family. This job has been a heck of a load (not to mention that it is my first year) and has taken a toll on me. I feel drained and burnt out. So, after doing lots of praying and talking, I felt that not renewing my contract with PCS was the decision I had to make. You're probably wondering....well, what are you going to do next year? My answer to that is: I have no blasted idea! Although it seems scary, I know that God has a few things up His sleeve and I can feel Him working things out and I think I am finally at peace.

I will be sure to post about any developments....hope everyone has a great Easter week!




In our church's youth group, our pastor has been talking about the faith that Joseph had as described in Genesis...how he had a crappy time for years before God finally delivered him, yet he never lost faith. He, Job, Abraham, Noah, Hannah, Sarah, and many others are all great examples of faithful men and women. I needed a boost of faith today, so I looked through my bible's concordance and found a verse that really lifted my spirits:

"He [Abraham] did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was 'counted to him as righteousness.' But the words 'it was counted to him' were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification" (Romans 4:19-25).

I'm not going to lie, I've not had a ton of faith in the past few months. I've tried to work things out on my own instead of having faith that God would fufill His promises. I've also struggled with figuring out what God's promises for me are. I know that His will is sovereign and is what is best even if we don't quite understand it...or if His will/promises aren't clear. I know that God will not harm me, that He will not lead me astray. But I am the type of person that needs to know. I like to know clear-cut answers. I was talking to a good friend last night and I told her "I wish God would just give me a yes or no answer!"

At any rate....I'm trying to be faithful. I guess that's kind of my goal for April. I'm trying to keep that verse highlighted in purple at the front of my mind this month.

In Him,


Influenza B Outbreak...

This just in: PCHS is closed for students tomorrow and Friday due to high illness rates. We have had a high rate of influenza B at our school this week...on Monday we had 36 gone, yesterday we had 41, and as of 11:30 AM today we already had 21 and the number grew as kids began to grow sick. My classroom now smells like a can of aerasol disinfectant spray and the kids are trained to wipe down their desks with sani-wipes when they come in the room. Yesterday I saw a girl walking in the hall with a mask covering her mouth as she went to pick up her homework from teachers. It has been rather crazy around here with all of this sudden illness! I took a computer shot of the beginning of an article on our school that was printed in today's North Platte Telegraph....Needless to say, I am washing my hands frequently, taking my vitamins, and am trying to get lots of sleep!