Thursday, September 22, 2016


I know these leaves will be dead and crumble off thier branches tomorrow, 
but bringing that fall color inside my house 
was probably the best decision I've made all day.

I have been sitting at my desk for a few hours now- thinking
and gathering my thoughts.
I am giving the devotional address to the students at
I am honored that I get to share my story, and so wish to convey to the students
that happiness can still be found- even among trials.
I will probably write and re-write my talk 
several times before I have to submit it.
So tonight as I sit in front of my computer, 
I am relying on the Lord for inspiration
 on what He would have me say- and I know that 
if I am prayerful He will tell me because He loves
me and He loves the students I am addressing. 

Mr. Nielson and I are planning on taking The Little Nies to Idaho 
for the devotional and after we will explore Yellowstone National Park. 
 The Little Nies have never been.
We live in a beautiful part of the country and our children need to 
see and experince it-especially in fall.