Thursday, August 20, 2015


There is so much potential and anticipation at the beginning of a new school year.

I’ve been preparing for students to return. I’ve repainted my office and cleaned the carpets (we have a lot of hot cocoa during the year and my carpets suffer, from the spills and the foot traffic).  I resurfaced the chalkboard wall for the question of the day to be posted each afternoon. I’m starting fresh with a clean slate--literally.  The snacks are stocked for the next couple of weeks. We’re putting together our calendar and looking at exactly what it is that God wants me to share throughout the year.

With all of my preparations, though, I know that God has been preparing for this season for a long time, too. He knows exactly who will be coming to Flandreau Indian School to be our students this year; the challenges that they’re bringing with them and I know He’s been preparing the hearts of those that He wants to meet Him here, some for the first time. 

I look forward to the opportunities that He is placing before us and want to be responsive to appointments that He is making. It’s going to be a great year! 

‘In their hearts humans plan their course but the Lord establishes their steps.’  Proverbs 16:9