Let’s Try This Again

It’s been quite a while since my last post, but I have a yearning to write – to share my story.  We all have a story.  Who we are is made up of what we believe and what we’ve experienced.  Unearthing both invites others to know your story.  So, this summer that’s one of the things I hope to accomplish – to share more of my story through this blog.

The next question is where to start.  When I started this blog two years ago, I told you a little about my family.  In those two years my daughter has married and had a little boy, Cayden, who is 15 months old, and my son also had a little boy, Stiles, who is only three weeks younger than Cayden.  That makes me Memaw to three little ones.  My Chloe girl will be five in July and will start kindergarten in the summer.  She is smart and has a big imagination and personality.

My job is a big question mark in my life right now.  I was a teacher for seventeen years and then I went back to school and got my Masters in Educational Administration in order to be an Assistant Principal.  That was my dream. I was passionate.  The year after I got my masters, I went to work as a Campus Testing Coordinator and Instructional Specialist.  I’ve had that job for the past six years and have loved it.  I try every year to get an AP job and have had many interviews and many call back interviews.  For some reason, I can’t quite seem to “land” the job, but I was content where I was, so I didn’t worry about it.  In April I was told that due to low enrollment numbers my job was going away.  I’m being forced transferred back to the classroom to teach 7th and 8th grade English.  The good news is I have a job.  The scary news is that I haven’t taught for six years, but I am trusting that God has a plan and that I will be wherever he wants me to be.

God’s plan for my life is really what is driving me to blog.  I’ve been reading Jennie Allen’s Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul.  It’s a hard thing to say that you will give God anything, but I am trying to pray that.  I say try because it is so hard to give up control.  I see glimpses of God’s handiwork in my life and I know this is what He wants from me – to give Him my all and sit back and see what He has in store.  That is really what I plan to write more about.  Tomorrow, I plan to share about my experience with IF.  You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what that is if you don’t already know :-).

I’ll leave you with this today from 1 Peter 1:13

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control.  Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.

As my Chloe says, ” See you in a little bit”








One thought on “Let’s Try This Again

  1. Elaine, I have always been proud of you, tonight, my buttons popped!!!
    One of the hardest elements of a person is the ability to express in words our inner thoughts. I have found that the greatest gift, either than dying for us, that Jesus gave the disciples and thus also gave us, was his words!!! When the greatest events have occurred in my life, I have found that Jesus shared examples that matched. When life is good, we tend to be human and enjoy the moment. So, did the Lord~~ He loved fellowship. food. and drink~~~yet, he demonstrated that those moments don’t last…..He continued the Father’s work…..That is what you are completing~~ This blog shares, with others, experiences that are centered on staying in God’s purpose. In this old world, the norm is not what was the norm of yesterday!! What????? Children today, yes, even our grandchildren, do not know a world where violence is talked about everyday!!! A child of today are exposed to media and devices that were fiction or make believe when I was growing up in Plainview!!! No matter how much we try to protect them, it is all around them……I pray protection over all of my family, yes, you!, I do not question God anymore….I thank him for his mercy and grace! Continue to share~~~ you never know who is watching, listening, and searching for promises…..ideas…suggestions…..etc..!!!

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