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Circumstances for Clapping Hands is a blog about reasons to give praise to God, despite my circumstances. As Henry David Thoreau once addressed, “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” The challenges: 1) Find value in everything you do and 2) Find joy in doing it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Sigh of Relief...

I know it's been well over a month since I last added to my blog, but simply put, when one gets a new job, everything else slows down.

With that, this past month has been truly amazing. Making a return to teaching, at a school I once was employed at (years ago) has been a tremendous honor. Furthermore, re-connecting with former students and seeing both their maturity and faith grow to unbelievable heights has been uniquely special.

My very first class of seventh graders are now seniors, and I have never been prouder. Like a parent excited for their child, I find myself in a similar state of mind (however a sibling relationship may be a more appropriate comparison.)

Having the opportunity to see former students living close to Christ daily would always bring a huge smile to any Bible teacher's face. This is my experience everyday!!! God has blessed me with this experience...just thought I'd share.


  1. Right there with ya, hubs. They grow up fast and I can't get enough of them.

  2. I'm so glad you posted! It sounds like you are thriving and loving what you do.

    P.S. The book you recommended, "Un-Christian" - not only have I been reading, but now I've got my whole family reading it. haha Great stuff - challenging, but good.