Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Language Arts Didn't Happen Today

Language Arts didn't happen today. I was planned and all prepped for it. I knew exactly what we were going to do in grammar, spelling, and reading. And it didn't happen.

It didn't happen because math was almost 40 minutes late getting started. It didn't happen because something better, something of more eternal significance happened instead.

In devotions today, we were talking about Philippians 2:14-15:
"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky."

We talked about how instead of complaining and arguing when we don't think things are fair, we can take our worries and concerns to God.

"But, Miss Miller," One of my kiddos asked, "How does God hear EVERYBODY? How can He hear me if I'm talking to Him at the same time as other people?"

"I know! He's everywhere!" Another student cried out, "He's like air. Air is everywhere...well, almost everywhere!"

Which got us to talking about how God is everywhere and how He is big enough and powerful enough to hear all of us at the same time,  yet intimate enough that He KNOWS us, right down to the number of hairs on our heads. (They were shocked to find this out a few weeks ago. One of my kids quickly labeled it as "creepy". I prefer to think of it as comforting.)

When we got back around to our verses, we spent some time talking about ways we could handle situations instead of arguing and complaining. (This is also something we've talked about quite often in fourth grade.) And we ended by talking about what it means to "shine like stars", so that when others look at us, they see that we are different.

And by the time we got around to prayer time (today was Thankful day), it was quite late.

So, no, Language Arts did not happen today. But that's ok with me (for this once), because my kiddos are learning and discovering more and more about who God is. (And they were asking some great questions, too.)

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