What do you do when you are home sick all day? It's fine for the first day. You can catch up on your reading, tv watching, sleep, etc. On the second day you start getting bored. You've watched all the tv you want, you've read for hours. You start climbing the walls. If you try to sleep you can't. You know that you need to stay down and rest but your body is sick of laying around. The longer this goes on the worse it is. I have had a headach for 3 days. Not the throw up kind but the kind that just hurts. It is really hard to teach when you have a headach. You have little patience and all you really want to do is go home. I decided today to stay home. I have slept off and on all day. I have watched enough tv to last me a month. I have facebooked, blogged, searched and googled. My head still hurts but by golly I am going to work tomorrow.
Tonight starts our Sons of Thunder Conference. We always so enjoy having the Gray Brothers come and preach. Satan is fighting us tooth and nail. This morning school was cancelled due to freezing rain. Yesterday it snowed 2 inches. Praying that both brothers arrive safely and that all of our members can make it to church for the conference. Can't wait to hear what God and the Gray Brothers have in store for us.
I have a new hobby. Well not really new. I started last summer and it has been fun and somewhat lucrative. There are posts on facebook from people who take the time to find all of the best freebies, sweepstakes, instant wins, contests, coupons, etc. I started signing up for the contests and sweepstakes and in the first month I won a $500.00 gift card to Office Depot for my class room. Kay and I had a great time spending it. I have gotten several free magazine subscriptions, a $10 Starbucks card, 2 months worth of Toaster Strudels, many shampoo and conditioner samples, toothpaste, lotion, coffee, tea, snack bars, free Sobes, free cough drops, pain relief patches, movie tickets, and paint. This last week I won a $10 Dollar General gift card and a $50 Visa gift card. I believe that God is allowing me to win so much because I told him Iwould use anything I won for the benifit of the church. I spend 10 to 15 minutes a day enter contests and requesting samples. I have a separate email that I use for these so that any junk mail goes to it. My favorite blogs for this are stockpiling moms and freebies 4 moms. Both are on facebook and you can link them to your email. I actually have fun with this and I am so blessed whenever I win. Its fun to try and figure out how to use the winnings for God. If you have any questions just comment below and I will try to answer them.
Ok so this Bible reading stuff is pretty cool. I have read the Bible thru a few times and have read different sections many times. Every time I read it I learn something new. This week I read about Lot. In Genesis 19:8 that scumbag offered up his virgin daughters to the men of Sodom so they wouldn't come into his house and bother the angels of God. What kind of father would do that. I guess that explains why later his daughters did what they did. Not only did they have a scummy Dad but they were raised in Sodom and were surrounded by all the sin and debauchery that went on. I am constantly amazed at what God shows me. If only those girls would have had a loving bus worker or a Sunday school teacher who cared, or a youth Pastor to give them guidance. Maybe they wouldn't have tricked their father into sleeping with them. This encourages me to keep working in jr. Church and loving on those kids.
I am so excited about reading my Bible this year. Jerry now has a Daily Bible too so we are literally on the same page. We get to talk about what we have read that day. One thing we discovered
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.' Before Eve messed up Adam didn't rule over her! I guess God figured she needed practice obeying!