Saturday, February 4, 2012

Daybook: The End of Catholic Schools' Week


(February 4, 2012)

Outside my window... it rained all night and has been misting all day. I'm still holding out for one good snow. We've got more built-in snow days to use at school, and I want to have a good cover!

I am thinking... that it is very easy to fall into laziness. I don't necessarily mean the lay-around-all-day kind of lazy. It's easy to get lazy at work, not always giving your best. It's easy to get lazy in your prayer life, not always taking the time to stop and pray. It's easy to get lazy in the journey to all that we are supposed to become. It's easy to get sidetracked and to settle for so much less than that for which we have been created.

I am thankful for... examples of selfless loyalty and unwavering courage.

I am wearing... a t-shirt and jeans - no make-up.

I am creating... not much of anything; that's part of the problem.

I am going... nowhere in life. That's overly dramatic and not entirely true. But I've felt the weight of that thought a lot lately. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be in life. I'm also not sure how to get to the things I really want. If you have some time, will you please offer a quick prayer for me?

I am reading... Well, I started Sacraments and Scripture by Tim Gray. I haven't gotten very far in it, but I know that if I can focus and read, it will bring much blessing and intellectual stimulation. 

I am hoping... to not waste time wandering aimlessly. I want to be deliberate and purposeful in everything I do. 

I am hearing... the start of another episode of NCIS. Gotta love the USA marathons!

Around the classroom... We just finished a successfully busy Catholic Schools' Week. There were many fun activities, and we also had our First Communion Retreat with the REAP Team. It is common for me to sit at Sacrament prep things and know what I would say if given the opportunity. This time, I actually did get up and say something. I was told later that I fit right in with the rest of the team. ::sigh:: I know. I love the world of retreats and youth ministry. And I do fit there.

One of my favorite things... late nights and good conversation with close friends!