Thursday, May 31, 2012

What am I doing to help the poor?

What am I doing to help the poor? I say and think that I love the poor so much, but I do nothing to help them, so my love is just a feeling with no action behind it. There was a woman here at the restaurant who had turned in an application to work but had not heard back from the employer manager in a long time. She was getting the runaround. I wanted to give her $20, but I didn't know how. I missed a beautiful opportunity. My heart is sad.

Jesus said, the poor you have always with you. That, to me, means there is an opportunity to do good and minister to anyone who is poor anywhere, at any time. Poverty is the opportunity to show the love of God. It is an open door to minister. Without poverty and need, very few, if any would seek God. They would find their fulfillment in their success. But failure it is that makes us cry out to God for help.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

MediaFire is Amazing! I Love it! MediaFire Express is so Sweet!

MediaFire is so Amazing. I Love MediaFire Express also!

I downloaded MediaFire Express. It is so easy to drop any file into the box on my laptop and it is uploaded immediately. Amazing! I also discovered a little bit about data harvesting today but I did not want to pay any money to buy a quality program to check it out. I was able earlier today to search all public .pdf today with Google. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. Great ways to search by specifying what website using the site: function and also typing in what kind of document you are looking for.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Be of good cheer - hakuna matata - worry for today only not tomorrow

I was quite anxious and worried yesterday, Monday. We are in finals week in our high school and I am a teacher there. I was getting very anxious about many things. 1. My son facing serious criminal charges for choices he made a few months ago with drugs. Will be get favor from the judge and the court? 2. Our black Labrador has spinal deterioration and is loosing function of his back feet. What will his end be and how long do we have with him? 3. What am I not getting done with the demands of school ending. Am I forgetting something. These questions and worries were all about today and tomorrow.

The words of Jesus came to me as a comfort: "In this world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world." (John 16:33). Later yesterday I was also getting my wife worked up because of all the worry and stress in me. I had missed some after school appointments that I was not aware of and I was called to the office by an administrator to settle a grade dispute from a parent. Toward the end of the day, the phrase Hakuna Matata came to me as an encouragement to live one day at a time and not get to anxious about tomorrow.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Amazing Potential behind pretending faces in high school

You cannot know what is behind the person that you see. You see their body and their attitude and their public face, but you cannot know what is inside unless you listen and ask the right questions. I am a teacher in a private high school and today I found out something amazing about a student's capabilities that I had no idea was there. This student is a girl that is overweight, always runs late to my class, usually has a poor attitude and acts likes she is unable to understand or complete the Spanish class assignments I give to her. Her outward person has said the same thing to me all year, "this is too hard for me-I can't do this work. Guess what I found out today? She has her PLAN test out looking at it and I asked if I could see her test results. She said, "sure." Wow! She scored in the 80th and 90th percentile in English and other skills. She scored in the 97th percentile in reading! All this time she was acting not so smart and she is one of the smartest people in America when it comes to reading and comprehension! That was an eye-opener for me. As teachers sometimes we feel compassion and even sorry for students who struggle but at the same time many, many students lie to us with their facial expressions and actions and try to get us to believe that they are incapable of doing the "impossible" tasks we are asking them to do. I am not saying that there are not those that genuinely do struggle, because there are those for sure. I am saying that every student who puts on a show of struggling and barely making it is not always telling the truth. They are communicating to the teacher their laziness more than their capability. Even the student's skills I discovered today, that student told me, point-blank that they are lazy. The lesson I learned is don't always believe peoples actions, attitudes and faces. There is amazing potential and capabilities under most of those acts!

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