Sunday, January 27, 2013

I am alive!

Good Morning all!  I feel like I have not blogged in forever which is super sad because I have some great people on here that I love connecting with.  I am going to try to do better this week.  If you are visiting from the link-up, follow along, and I will be sure to come visit your blog and follow you back!

Life has just been kinda fast paced lately.  We are headed into the crunch-time season with my students as we prepare them for the state assessment.  This is the second year to take STAAR, but we still don't know much more about it than we do last year.  The pressure is just as intense if not more so to be successful though.  Being responsible for the only writing score for the whole school is kind of crazy amounts of pressure.

Anthony and I are in a very exciting time of our lives.  We are currently house hunting!  Most of the time this is fun.  We will detour from our route every now and then and slowly creep by a new house.  We have even gotten brazen enough to go pick in a few windows of houses we knew where empty.  Not only is it exciting to try to pick a house, but we have had discussions about what the rooms will be used for and how we envision our life going.  It makes me happy to plan a future with this guy knowing that whatever house we pick, it is who we share it with that makes a difference.  (BTW Anthony, there will be no man cave unless you are referring to the garage, and there will be no naked room unless you are referring to the bathroom.)  House hunting also gives me added reason to be on pinterest and go thrifting for awesome deals.

In other news, God has really been revealing my sin of a judgmental heart.  Sometimes I don't think that others were raised a different way or are in a different place than I am emotionally or spiritually.  I pass judgment on them because I assume that they are in the same place as I am.  What is really neat is that God is working on us in DIFFERENT areas and in DIFFERENT ways.  My biggest gift to them is to extend them grace instead of judgement.  If they are a believer, it doesn't excuse me from not calling their attention to their sin, but it is with grace and not judgment.  More on that here.

Super Sunday Sync


  1. Oh girl, I don't think any of us are good at NOT judging people. We all struggle with that if we are honest.

  2. Happy house hunting! I hope you find your dream house at a "dreamy" affordable price!

  3. I am returning the visit and the follow:) (via GFC)
    Have fun house hunting!!

    Have an awesome day!!

  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog and the follow. Following back.

  5. I struggle with the judgement thing too. Sometimes it's easier to recognize the differences between "them" and "us" and assume one thing rather than take a moment to consider the reasons for those differences.

    We were out driving around looking at houses the other day and happened to drive past one repeatedly. There wasn't a good place to stop in the street & look and there were too many parked cars to pull over so we just cruised by slowly about 3 times. Then I noticed that right across the street is a playground with parents eyeing us suspiciously from the bench. I'm pretty sure they thought we were kidnappers!