(Written Feb. 7, 2019)
The day is – for the most part – done.
All that remains now is a bit of last minute prep for my 7hrs of teaching tomorrow at the university, leaving me a few minutes to stop and think about…
- Every once in a while I get a text message from one of the newer members of our church, Florian. He’ll send me a YouTube video link of some praise & worship music that he’s been listening to. It’s a very simple communication… not very deep, but it tells me something. It tells me that he’s connecting with the Lord and that I’m a small part of that equation. I’m glad for those quick “pings”.
- Bee Business... Temperatures today got up to 12 degrees under a sunny sky, so I thought I’d do a quick check in on the bees. The first thing I saw was 12-15 dead bees in front of the hive. Believe it or not, that’s a GoodThing! Those bees died in the hive and worker bees (who keep a notoriously clean hive) moved them out at their first opportunity (weather / temperature permitting). The second GoodThing I saw is that there were a number of bees bringing in pollen already. WooHoo… that’s a good sign! Thank you Lord for keeping them.
- Thirdly and finally, I spent some time today marking some assignments for my Master’s level English class and it felt good to have some “meat” to work with. Sometimes teachers have a hard time putting their finger on tangible progress among their students, but it felt good to see their work and give them some equally meaty feedback – (more than just grammar points).
(Wondering why the #3GoodThings posts… click here)