Thursday, March 06, 2014

Spelling Bee

We erased the Love Board yesterday in my classroom-  a good number of the kids had proclaimed their everlasting devotion to their significant other. We all wish it was that easy. Below is a story of a student and her parents, from March 27, 2007.

It was one of those notes/prayer requests on quizzes that wound my heart. This week, a girl in one of my classes summed up her life with these words:
"Coach, please pray for my family because my parents may be splitting up."
I don't know the mom or the dad but I know their daughter. She's a great kid who just wants her folks to stick it out, to give it one more try. She's not taking sides unless you take the view that it's selfish for a child to want to keep a family unit intact. She isn't blind; she can read the handwriting on the wall and probably wishes she was illiterate when it comes to the dissolution of a marriage. In Tammy Wynette's country classic, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, parents spell out words so their four year old son is protected from the impending breakup; words like S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E and every child's favorite word, C-U-S-T-O-D-Y. The young lady in my Bible class knows how to spell. She is most likely to learn the meaning of a new vocabulary word; H-E-A-R-T-B-R-E-A-K. Please keep her in your prayers. Her name is ...............

Applicable verse of the day:
"I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel.
Malachi 2:16

Applicable quote of the day:
"A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you."
Margaret Atwood

To listen to Tammy Wynette sing D-I-V-O-R-C-E, copy and paste this link!

God bless,
Luke 18:1

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