Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

01 February 2013

Status Report: February

Back: on the grid again after being away on holidays for a couple of weeks.  Did you miss me?

Reinstating: the Status Report...and wondering if anyone else out there in blogosphere would like to join me in writing status reports at the beginning of each month.  You know, as a bit of a blogosphere community building exercise.

Copying: Rebecca

Wondering:  if anyone will join in another blogosphere community building exercise that I've cooked up recently as well. Have been having a few little ideas while I was away. Stay posted.

Eating: nothing...and dinner was nothing to write home about either.  Only got back home today and Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard was bare.  Going shopping tomorrow.

Drinking: water.  With lots of ice blocks.

Reading: Exodus, Psalms (in the 20s), Proverbs chapter 6 and Matthew in the current Bible reading plan.

Also reading: Mansfield Park by the lovely Jane Austen.

Thankful: for great summer holidays this year.  We've had a ball.  Apart from one patch after Christmas the weather hasn't been unbearably hot this time around.  Feeling rested, restored and ready to go.  The year is about to begin in earnest.

Looking forward: to running a workshop at a conference for people involved in children's ministries next weekend.  My workshop - the gleanings of 15 years in the classroom...all those helpful little tips and tricks that teachers have like not saying, "Who wants to play a game now?" because that leads to a) raucousness and b) divided unruliness when some say yes and some say no.  Best just to say, "We are playing a game now" without giving an option.  Twenty tips help Scripture teachers maximise their teaching time and minimise their need to discipline. 

Unsure: as to how I'll finish this post off without it seeming too abrupt. 

Deciding: to go with the abrupt ending.  Got to do some other things before bedtime.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back Meredith. I have missed your blog posts. Glad you had a great summmer. Hope the re-introduction of normal life goes well.

Linda (One of your UK readers)

Meredith said...

Hi Linda.

Lovely to meet you. Thanks for your kinds words. We are hitting the ground running tomorrow but we're ready for it.

How is it in the UK? It's very hot here today.