Hooray! Erin is done her finals! In BC, they write provincial exams in some subjects in grade 10 and many subjects again in grade 12. I don't really understand the system, but whatever. She had 3, 3 hour exams this week, plus a Spanish one last week. Yay she's done, and looking tired. Now onto a fun semester of Foods, Sewing, PE, Metal Arts and Social Studies (OK not so fun). How that all happened, who knows, but she figured she'd work hard the 1st semester and have fun the 2nd.
Now we can maybe all take a breath. Christmas, and the break it gave us seems a mile away, and we just need a few moments to breathe. To rest, to think, to allow Jesus into more moments. I can see Him, but I seem far away the past few weeks, too busy to stop and focus, re-focus, He is always there, always waiting, it's us who travels away and forgets to check in, read our messages from Him, have a long cup of tea together.
I've been wanting for days to write down some great words I've heard, and thoughts I've been thinking about them. You know those times when you hear a few things all in a few days, that all refer to the same thing... I've learned it means PAY ATTENTION! I'm speaking to you. I, the God of heaven, am speaking to you. What could be more important than that? Another load of laundry, get those dishes done, the kids driven places, quizzed for exams, check my e-mail. What could be more important than that?