I have decided to stay with Blogger - at least for now.
As much as I would love to spend all of the time in the world in the Blogophere with all of you, it's just not possible. Because of this, I figured that a free blog that was super simple to use was the best path for me to take.
If I do decide to go 'hard core', I will take on a Type Pad account. But for now, Blogger fits me just fine. And I'll add a little caveat to my comment page - if you want a personal response, post an email in this form: myworld @ email dot com (this way Spam Bots can't grab your email).
Is it ideal? Of course not...but it works for me.
So, I'll give y'all a little update on me and why I haven't been around.
Work has been going well (I'll be updating that blog sometime today - I promise not to mention bodily functions
For the past few weeks, the pastor as well as my Sunday school teacher have been talking about growing in your Christian faith. In the Bible, Paul (I think) tells Christians that time of drinking milk (being spoon fed your faith) is over and it's time to move on to the meat and potatoes. Okay, so it really doesn't say that but as my pastor from old church would say, that's the Southeast Georgia version of the Bible
I think God was planting something because a couple of weeks ago, there was announcement made at church that they were looking for a Sunday school teacher for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade class. I got a bit of a niggling feeling. I've had it before and have chosen to ignore it. I decided not to ignore it this time. I will be teaching the Sunday school class this year. I pray it goes well. I'm looking forward to teaching kids of a regular (and advanced) learning capacity. I love my kids at school, please don't get me wrong - but I think I'll enjoy this class, too.
I'll also be teaching Awana this year - 2 yr old Puggles. I've never taught Awana before, so it should be a challenge. But like Sunday school, I'm really looking forward to it.
Last year, they were always asking for Sunday school teachers, Awana teachers and general helpers in the children and youth ministry. I always ignored the call. I wanted (needed?) to be in church Wednesday nights for myself. I enjoyed Preacher Man's Bible Study lessons. I kept telling myself that I needed to be fed; that I couldn't teach because I didn't know enough.
Well, something has clicked this time and I'm answering. I'm excited about it, so I figure that's a real plus. I know that I don't know everything there is to know. And I certainly won't have all the answers. But I don't think I need to. I can learn along with the kids. And they say the best way to learn is to teach (because, obviously, you need to know the material well enough).
I'm just really looking forward to the year ahead. I'm sure I'll have plenty to say on the subjects that we cover in class, too.
But as exciting as these new ventures are, it's kind of sad to be leaving my Young Married Couples Sunday school class. The teachers have been paramount in my learning and growing as a Christian wife this past year. I will miss them. But Miss M has assured me that I won't be kept out of the loop - I'll still participate in their outreach programs. It's a good thing, too. As much as I'm looking forward to working with the little ones and the middle ones, I need some adult interaction, too.
Until next time...