midweek musings


1 Peter 5:7-10 New International Version (NIV) 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Sunday as we left LaFayette Laura asked me – “Clay, what do you think, will we be able to have Easter Services?” My response was “I don’t know if

Fixture or Force

So I am still trying to wrap my head around what our world is right now. Social distancing, on-line learning, Zoom meetings and Facebook Live are now becoming a normal routine for the world we are in. For example, today I was in a 5th grade online class where two amazing teachers were instructing students using video conferencing. It was amazing and strange and a little surreal. Even 5 years ago I would never have imagined this. One of the teachers was imploring her students to journal daily saying folks you are living in the midst of history. In the stress of the day to day life, I had not thought of this but it is true. Of course while that is fascinating to consider, it also occurs that o

The Long View - Come and See

Sometimes when you make it a priority as a school administrator to get out of your office and into the classrooms and halls, you come upon things you don’t always want to or at least expect to see or hear. I’ve come across a student who didn’t make down to the nurse before they were ill. #yuck! I’ve witnessed a teacher running down the hall to try to be sure she made it to class on time. I’ve found a high school student “bee-bopping” out of the teacher’s lounge with a coke and snickers in hand from the vending machines. I’ve also seen acts of kindness like students helping someone gather their belongings up after their book bag broke. I’ve seen colleagues during their planning period comfort

Psalm 121

Psalm 121 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. The 121st Psalm is both a beautifully stunning and exceptionally powerful piece of Biblical poe


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