TAKS testing has been...to say the least...taxing on everyone. I have managed to be in bed by 8:30 or 9:00 2 nights this week. Yes, it's real exciting around our house. I have been studying as much as possible for my Biology CLEP test tomorrow. My graduation hinges on this test. Oh, there's nothing like a little drama at the end. I'm claiming the promise that nothing is too difficult for Him and that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
I better run. I can't possible give the science TAKS test in my pajamas. Have a blessed Thursday!
Oh, this is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I'm so thankful for the morning. I have wrestled all night long. I think I was up walking nearly every hour. This is my last week of classes, with next week being finals, and then graduation on Saturday, May 9th. I have taken both teacher Excet tests and now I just have one MAJOR hurdle to go. After everything, I still need to pass the biology CLEP test. Oiy!
I have studied and studied and studied. I didn't see a lot of my family this weekend because I was locked in my office studying my heart out! And then came the knocking of the evil one...who convinced me that I would fail...and I'm ashamed to write this...I began to be convinced that this hurdle was impossible.
I know it was the evil one, because I have been stressed to the MAX. Can anyone relate? My mind was reeling: I have to give the TAKS test 3 out of 4 days this week, I still have my night classes, assignments that are due, papers to grade, and Friday's CLEP appointment is fast approaching; how am I going to do this?
Oh, the Faithful One let me wrestle all night long. I pleaded and prayed, and cried, and cried some more. This is too difficult I said over and over! Shame on me!!!! He patiently reminded me that nothing is too difficult for Him. He is the Creator of biology and He will be with me every step.
He called me to be a teacher and He will help me finish this race for His honor and His glory. Oh, His words to me in scripture just leapt off the page! His Word reminded me: "Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised." I have goose bumps typing those words.
Oh, yes my confidence is in Him and with Him I can endure to the end and receive His great reward. I have a fresh outlook today and confidence in the One who says that Nothing is impossible with Him! Glory!
After this test I have only one MAJOR test to go, 2 little presentations, and then...I am so ready....my graduation! Praise You, Father!
I turned in my 100 page unit lesson plan this week and guess what, half of my brain returned (I just typed brian instead of brain, maybe 1/4 of my brain returned-ha!).
Anyway, I've missed ya'll sooooooo much and I can't wait to get back to blogging. I received a special award from the President and Chancellor of UT that I can hardly wait to share with you. It's a gift from the Lord for sure. I have a giveaway in the near future too, so be watching.
I better get back to my review session. Blessings to you!
out of your schedule and watch this video:
We baked the cake, cooled it, then crumbled it in a large bowl, added the frosting, and made oval shaped balls. We then placed the cake balls in the freezer until we were ready to decorate.
Here is the decorating cast:
Wow! This has been a full week. I can't believe that I haven't posted anything all week long. I am afraid that this may be the norm for me until my graduation which is just around the corner. Woo hoo! Praise the Lord!
Oh, there is so much to share...but for today I want my focus to be on my Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today is the day we remember His amazing sacrifice for us.
I couldn't let this day go by without posting this incredible video.
It may be Good Friday....but Sunday is coming! Praise the Lord!
(This video came from www.sermonspice.com)
Lord Jesus, we remember Your ultimate sacrifice for us. With humbled hearts heavy with the thought of how much You love us, we praise and honor You this day!
Okay, I really need to go now.
Instead of falling apart, I'm choosing to thank and praise the Lord for:
What are you praising the Lord for today?