Praying for the Ridicules

Something that has been on my mind lately is that if I am following God’s call then I should be praying for the ridicules things that I think could never happen. Things that are so outside of my tiny understanding and faith that ONLY God could possibly make them happen.

For example I would have never thought even just 1 or 2 years ago that I would be going back to school. I hated being a student in high school. I was so bad in high school that I actually brought flowers to one of my math teachers so that she would pass me and I would not have to retake the class. BTW it worked. Yes I kissed butt. I did much better in college because there was more freedom I think. Fast forward to now time, I am in the middle of the admissions process to get a masters degree from Liberty. A Masters degree….. I had a high school counselor tell me I would never make it in college and here I am with a B.S. and a teaching certification and going for a masters degree.

Back to praying for the ridicules. I have been trying to figure out what would be the most ridicules thing I could and should be praying for with regard to my calling. Once I figure it out I am going to start praying for it.

What is the most ridicules thing you could be praying for and are you praying for it?

Saulnier  

Put up or shut up!

Yup, I said it. Put up or shut up.Well it is time for me to either put up or shut up. I have chosen to put up.I realized about 3-4 years ago that I was being called by God to live for more. That is I was and are being called to full time ministry from a 13 year teaching career. I have talked with almost every pastor in my church and several closer friends about it. I have talked and talked and talked about it with out any action.Well it is time to put up.On Friday March 14th I submitted my application to liberty university to earn a masters degree in theological studies. I will be studying discipleship, evangelism, and church planting. Kind of a stretch from the 13 years of student work I have been doing, but I feel that is where God is wanting me to focus.Pray for me.Financial contributions accepted.  Saulnier 

Three Words

Three words that describe me. Relational, Experiential, and Intentional. I like relationships. I like to get to know people and have them get to know me. Take my students at church and school. They know things about me and my family and my life that they probably don’t know about their other teachers. I live my life in front of those around me, the shiny spots and the scratches as well.  I am experiential in nature. I teach thru hands on experiences. I am a firm believer in learning by doing. In the medical world when they teach interns new procedures they say “see one, do one, teach one”.  They want those new doctors to see a new procedure, do a new procedure with guidance and then teach a new procedure to someone else. Intentional…..I am intentional in some of the things that I do in my life but should be more intentional in other things I do. I am intentional about where I put my keys down in my house so that I could find them in the dark in an emergency if I had to. I am intentional about those that I associate with and those that I do NOT associate with. I want to be intentional about what I do and say as I live my life for Christ. I need to be much more intentional about my relationship with my wife and my kids. Saulnier

Butterfly Gospel

So my 4 year old with the broken arm has a butterfly habitat. We watched them grow and change from caterpillars to chrysalis’s to butterflies. The first one to come out of the chrysalis cam out with one perfect wing and one that was all jumbled up around an antenna and some feet. He had a hard time getting around the habitat as well as a hard time eating. We called him little guy. Well, Little guy died today. We had a funeral service for him in the rain and buried him in the flower bed in the front yard. We thought about just doing away with the dead butterfly and not saying anything, but….. My 4 year old is learning and accepting that this is part of life. Saulnier 

Tough day on tuesday

No not tough for the political candidates running for president, tough for me and my family. On Monday night my 4year old daughter was playing on her bed (Big NO NO in our house) and fell off. We found out Tuesday morning that she broke her elbow. She now has a hot pink cast on her right arm from the arm pit to the hand. The orthopedic surgeon that studied the X-rays said that in most cases the part that she broke moves and requires sugerie and pins. God is so good. Hers in only broken and will not need anything more than a cast. Did I mention that God is good.

Saulnier 

Presidents Day Trivia

How about some……

 Did you know that Franklin Pearce installed the first bathtub in the Whitehouse?   

John Quincy Adams was the first president photographed?

 William Henry Harrison was only president for 32 days.  Why? He died ofPneumonia. 

Rutherford B. Hayes had the first telephone installed in the White House.