Quality Time

January 26, 2009

 

The Grand Prize

The Grand Prize

Nothing like going overseas and coming back to the country and having a weekend of rest.  One thing I can say about going to my parents house is that there is a freedom there to come and rest.  I am so glad that God has given me this special time to share with my parents.  If we honor our parents, we are guaranteed to live a long life.  I have moved back home to honor them by helping take care of them during this time.  No matter how long the time is, my main objective is to honor them.  I pray that God allows me to do this the best I can and not put my selfish desires above them.  Hope and pray the same for you!   This is one of my Dad’s trophy deers that he killed.  I may have even helped skin it.  He is having trouble lifting with lifting his right arm and neck issues and he needed help putting his favorite things back on the wall.  I am glad I was around to help.  Please pray for my parents as they  transition into that next stepping stone of life and into their 70’s.  My mother just made 70 as we celebrated our birthdays together on Jan. 10.  Please pray for me as I seek why God has me here in Louisiana and what I am supposed to be doing here.  Also, I am beginning to pray about what mission He has for me this summer coming up.  I have decided that if I do not get a job to teach overseas, I will stay close to my parents until a opportunity comes available.  Keep me in your prayers as I believe every step is a preparation for our destiny.  One day, I will be teaching overseas, not sure when or where but I know God called me to do it…….Love you much

Experiencing the World!

January 9, 2009

dsc002842mail1WOW!

Is all I can say!

 In two days, I feel like I have traveled every climate and country in the world and its largest city all under one roof.  I was overwhelmed and amazed all at the same time. I met a variety of people who were all willing to help a newbie on its way to the next level of education internationally.

Little did I know that the one country I wanted to see and was supposed to be at this job fair did not show up, and…..this was the #1 job fair of the year, therefore very competitive.  I interviewed with 8 different schools in 6 different countries and still waiting to see what door God opens!  Even though I have many years of experience teaching, I have no international school experience and being single does not help.  These schools look for internationally experienced team teachers to help with housing costs and security of lasting commitments.  Interviewing with so many schools really made me think about where I wanted to live and how I would like the climate.  At first, NO way was I going to live in the snow but then I thought why not and how do I know that I don’t like it.  I definitely have only experienced snow for about 2 weeks at one time so I don’t really know if I would like it or not.  From this, I decided I should leave all options open and walk with a open mind and grasp new adventures and live life to the FULLEST.  Plus the fact that each contract is for two years only so I thought I could live anywhere with that.  So what is my plan B?  I don’t really know and I am trusting the Lord that He has a plan for me.  I also know that God knows what is best for me and He will never put me in a place that would not be beneficial for me or His plan.  So I don’t have a job overseas yet but I believe I will have one soon. Not sure when or where but in the mean time,  I’m going to live life to the FULLEST where ever I am.  

 

I am excited about Saturday because it will be my 1st birthday celebrated in the nations!!  Whoo. hoo..However, I am a little sad because it is also my mom’s 70th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA-I LOVE YOU!)

I return to the states on Sunday and work on Monday.  Also, I realized this week that I have an amazing school and class where I teach currently and I really miss my babies a lot.

Please pray for continuing safe travels and favor of the Lord.  

Especially pray for an easy transition back to work and my class on Monday and for my kids to transition easily back to me!  Thanks for all your prayers and support.. Love ya..

OH MY HERE WE GO AGAIN!!

January 5, 2009

Bangkok BabyPERFECT TIMING FOR LANDING, LUGGAGE CART AND RETREIVAL OF LUGGAGE…However, not perfect time for airport pickup..  There was no one there to pick me up from the airport!?!?.  All times were set with expected arrival but no one was there.  I kinda had a suspicion this was going to happen being that I had heard from Facebook(thank you Lord for the heads up) that my friend Jaimee was seen at  New Years Eve Party when in the back of my mind I thought she was supposed to be on an airplane headed to Asia.  Well, I did what I knew to do, exchange money and get a cab to where she lives, praying her roommate would be home.  No such luck.  So I wait in the lobby trying not to get bit by mosquitoes(which I did) all the while enjoying the cool tropical air.  The next taxi driving in was Jaimee.  She misconnected her plane and thought I was arriving later than her.  Praise the Lord we were only an hour apart from each other and even in the same airports.  Another testimony that I can trust my Daddy in Heaven and He always provides and nurtures me…

Another funny thing was we couldn’t figure out what day it was…We thought it was Friday but it was Saturday and so we prepared for Children’s Church and had a fun time on Sunday seeing the kids and old friends.  Now I am preparing a portfolio and resume to go to International Job Fair tomorrow.  There are going to be lots of schools there all over the world with “cream of the crop” teachers.  Please pray for wisdom and guidance as I step into a new level of education and ministry.  Also, as I step into a new part of the world completely.  I am trusting God that this is His perfect plan for me and if it is not, I want out immediately.   Let me know how you are as well..Love and Kisses from Thailand!!