Friday, August 26, 2016

It's showing!

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:2-3

When you do what you love and love what you do, it shows.  God's love overflows from you.  It boomerangs off you in a world marred with hurt, rejection, loneliness and doubt with the Power-from-Above to make a difference.    

EnJOY your weekend.  You've had a productive week in His eyes.

friend, you are loved and chosen by God, believe,
veneal

Thursday, August 25, 2016

a Mighty Word ~ rejoice

"Rejoice in the Lord always." Philippians 4:4

Don't be sad it's over... be thrilled it happened.  And thankful for new beginnings.

It's all good!

friend, we are loved and chosen and blessed,
veneal

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

whatever happens...

"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." Philippians 1:27

Whatever happens...

the meeting went longer than expected
the copy machine broke
forgot a crucial  password
the printer jammed
ran out of creamer... and coffee
lost directions for new procedures
reports had to be redone… again
another schedule change
my planning period was invaded 

Lord, may we remember that whatever happens, wherever we are, whenever “it” occurs…You are already there, and it WILL be okay.  May we rely on You for the control, strength and power we need today.

friend, we are love and cherished everyday,
veneal

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

a Mighty Word ~ shine

Jesus said -
 "(your name), you are the light of the world... let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14,16

Shine on...  many are in need of your guiding light.  And with Him, you will steer them safely through calm and turbulent waters ahead.
 
you are loved and chosen by God,
veneal

Monday, August 22, 2016

all A's!

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord..." Acts 3:19
There is nothing much better than the first days of school.  Everyone gets to start with a clean slate... no strikes, no demerits, no detention, no zeros.  From grades to behavior, everyone has all A's.  No wonder the halls are full of smiles and good cheer! It's a wonderful opportunity and start for all, no matter what the past was for them.
 
When we ask for forgiveness and approach the throne of grace, we have that same wonderful opportunity.  Our Father wipes away all the failures, shortcomings and sins in our lives and remembers them no more.  We are then able to serve Him in A+ style.  In need of a new start and refreshment in your life?  There is no better day than today... the "A" is yours merely for the asking!
 
friend, you are loved and chosen by God,
veneal

Friday, August 19, 2016

what a week!


"You have filled my heart with greater joy." Psalm 4:7
 


In spite of confusion, misplaced information, lost material, forgotten schedules and other hiccups, it's been a good first week.  Don't you think? 


If you have any doubt, just consult the ones who really matter at school... your students.  Their smiling face mirrors their heart.

All you have to do is look and listen, to know in their eyes you are doing a wonderful job.  And isn't that what really counts? 
 
You are a smile maker.

friend, you are loved and chosen by God, and adored by your students,
veneal

Thursday, August 18, 2016

a Mighty Word ~ hands

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

We are created by His Hands to be His Hands.

friend, we are loved and chosen by God, believe,
veneal