This past Friday my girls had Tri-Conferences at their school. Not sure if you're familiar with the new concept of what use to be known as the parent teacher interview. Rather than the child being excluded from the conversation between the parent/guardian and the teacher, the child is central to the interaction. We had the opportunity to not just hear about their progress from their teachers, we also got to see first hand what they have been working on over the past several months, and experience a little of what they're learning, as they walked us through experiments, power point presentations and art work that they've created. Hearing from their teachers that my girls are kind, and respectful, considerate, and intelligent is so encouraging, and heartwarming. Seeing some of the things they're learning, and how they are learning them make me excited for how much further along they will be academically by the end of elementary school than I was at their age. Have you seen the way Math is taught these days? If only we had learned it that way. Horizontally makes so much more sense than going down columns. Their ability to put together their very own movies using Power Point, and the social awareness they develop through a variety of tools through Social Studies is far and wide beyond what and how we learned in school 10, 15, and 20 plus years ago.
Is there an everyday miracle you recognize in your own life today? Have you praised Him for it yet? He gives generously (James 1:5), and he delights in YOU today (Psalm 149:4).
PRAISE the Lord, all you nations!
Praise Him, all you people!
For His mercy and loving-kindness are great toward us,
and the truth and faithfulness of the Lord
Praise the Lord