Friday, September 23, 2011

GOAL setting madness!

At my conference two weeks ago John Shackleton ( went through a goal setting process with us BUT he didn't let us off that easily, he made us actually set a goal and I whole-heartedly agree with his reasoning!

That means I now have a rather ambitious goal

AWESOME reward

and equally challenging CONSEQUENCE.

So the emails come in each Monday reminding me that the ten weeks to complete it are rapidly disapearing.
Come Monday 21st November I will be leading a brand new Aerobics class with good music in our church for at least 30mins while still being able to talk to lead . . . 

To be honest I can't wait!!

Now to work out how to actually get fit enough to do it!


2 months with NO CAFFENE does not appeal and that's the consequence!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What are you afraid of???

Thanks to Mama's Losin' It Writers workshop here is my writing challenge for today

What       am
I       Afraid
Of        ???

Maybe a better question is what aren't I afraid of?

I'm afraid of soooo many things,

Calling people on the telephone
All types of adventure sport
(even our back yard water slide!!!)
Challenging people when I know I should
Sharing my faith in Jesus when given perfect oppurtunities
When the kids are sick
When hubby is sick
When I'm sick
When I have to drive, especially right hand turns and traffic lights
trying and failing


I'm not afraid of:

public speaking
leading singing in front of 700+ kids
running kids aerobics
leading worship

One of the speakers I heard at my conference said you should run towards your fears,
tackle them head on he said, that's the only way to conquer them.

And though I don't see bungy jumping in my future, I think he really has a point!  When my fears are pulling me back I need to face them, conquer them and move on from them.

If we can do this, we can do anything!

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Phew that was A M A Z I N G!!!

Just home from an AMAZING conference, 
I know it was great because I AM STILL Buzzing

And I pity the people who I've met since, 
they've been experiencing a bit of an ear bashing lol!!

So many ideas, but amazingly they all seemed to link together and even more exciting I could see so many links to faith.

With so many secular speakers it was amazing to see the biblical basis for so many parts of it and the growing importance of a moral code in the way we look after kids!

It was mentioned that we often don't realise we hold certain beliefs and have to be aware of them in order to see how they effect our expectations and attitude.
How calming it was to KNOW that so many of my beliefs are steady, strong and clear in my mind because of my faith.


the most important
and exciting part of the weekend for me was the value of the KIDS in education!

Over and over it was stated,

"if you don't LOVE teaching and LOVE the kids then DON'T TEACH!"

"I teach because I love the kids!"
"the kids are the most important"

"I want my school to contain happy, smiling kids who want to be at school"