A five year-old always lays it on the line. I subbed in a kindergarten class today. When the class was over I finished out my day in two other kindergarten classes helping other teachers. The class I subbed for knew I was filling in for their teacher, but in the other classes the kids weren't sure who I was. A little boy called out to me and said, "Are you someone's granny?" I quickly responded with, "I'm someone's granny, but not to anyone in this class. I'm just here to help today."
Did I help? Maybe when I was assisting the other teachers, but it was a rough go in my class as teacher today. I was definitely disappointed in how it went and I'm doing it tomorrow too. I hope it goes better. When they asked me to come back a second day I said, "Do you want me back?!" Yes they do, but I could have said, "NO!" I didn't because I figure if I go back to a class I'll get to know the kids better, get to know the routine better etc. We'll see. I pray for help everyday, but I'm really earnest on this one.
You know you're a teacher if . . . You want to choke a person when he or she says, "Oh, you must have such fun every day. This must be like playtime for you."
Hello! I'm Martha, welcome to my blog. You'll find some highlights posted here of my family, religion, art, photos, music, musing, whatever. These pieces of my daily living are "THE BOOK OF MARTHA", a glimpse of me.
Martha Reynders Blair Lancaster, California
"I thank God that I live in this day and age of the world, when my ears have heard the sound of the fulness of the gospel of Christ."
Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
“Search the scriptures—search the revelations … and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye single to His glory nothing doubting, He will answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation.”
"It is the Holy Ghost who testifies that Jesus Christ is the Beloved Son of a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to have eternal life with Him in families. With even the beginning of that testimony, we feel a desire to serve Him and to keep His commandments. When we persist in doing that, we receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost to give us power in our service. We come to see the hand of God more clearly, so clearly that in time we not only remember Him, but we come to love Him and, through the power of the Atonement, become more like Him."
My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.
". . .I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day."