Freedom To Open The Bible

10714539_930589110304471_7657073142190909541_o-2On our State Line Christian School Facebook page we are posting 1 reason per day of why we love State Line Christian School. (I’ll be posting 2 a day until I catch up.) I thought my blog following might like to see them and might be able to use the idea as it relates to them. THE LATEST REASON: At State Line Christian school you can open the Bible freely at any time without consequence (except during a verse quiz 🙂

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Traditional Math

1014070_930586730304709_5700166808224938173_n-2On our State Line Christian School Facebook page we are posting 1 reason per day of why we love State Line Christian School. (I’ll be posting 2 a day until I catch up.) I thought my blog following might like to see them and might be able to use the idea as it relates to them. THE LATEST REASON: Forget the “New Math” We’ll keep the “Old Math” If you are hoping for fancy, we’re not for you. Our students, and the real world, prefer simple. Here’s a math problem for you to try at your job: Complicate simplicity minus common sense = get fired. Good grief.10661862_930586840304698_7827085713951096216_o-2

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Our Kids Are Safe

10615636_930585620304820_795398508183835472_nOn our State Line Christian School Facebook page we are posting 1 reason per day of why we love State Line Christian School. (I’ll be posting 2 a day until I catch up.) I thought my blog following might like to see them and might be able to use the idea as it relates to them. THE LATEST REASON: During these dangerous times, we have a state of the art security system in place to provide a safe environment for each of our students. With security cameras, automatic lock down doors, a buzzed-in entrance, and an educated staff, we try hard to keep our kids safe.

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Our 4 Year-Olds Learn To Read

2008,04-15.Lindy in K5.with Joy MeadeOn our State Line Christian School Facebook page we are posting 1 reason per day of why we love State Line Christian School. (I’ll be posting 2 a day until I catch up.) I thought my blog following might like to see them and might be able to use the idea as it relates to them. THE LATEST REASON: Our 4 year olds are learning phonics and can sound out simple words that they have never seen by the end of the year.

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The steps, stops, and stumbles of a bus worker

The Steps Of A Good ... Bus Worker

The Steps Of A Good … Bus Worker

:-\The steps of a bus worker are ordered by the Lord

– At times it is very evident that the Lord has ordered our steps
– Most of the time my steps seem as if I am walking alone, this is called walking by faith
– I don’t feel God’s presence every time I am out visiting
– I do talk to the Lord while I am out visiting but most of the talking is done before I visit
– I think my steps are ordered by the Lord without me knowing where they will lead me
– At times I have been giving a wrong address to follow up on and found a stranger ready and willing to listen
– My steps are ordered, guided,directed, and led by The Lord
– The Lord delights in every step O take on the bus route
What is a good a bus worker? It is a bus worker that faithfully visits 
 
=-OThe stops of a bus worker are ordered by the Lord
– The Lord has prepared hearts on each and every bus route
– Every stop I make on the bus route are ordered by the Lord
– What about stops where people are not interested? These stops are ordered by the Lord
– If I get someone on the bus or don’t get someone on the bus, my stop was still ordered by the Lord
– It is up to the person who answers the door, will they gain or lose from my stop
– The number of people who respond to my stops has nothing to do with me
– I can’t control what people think
– I can control how many new stops I make on Saturday
– How many new stops do I make on Saturday? At least 3 to 5 new stops on Saturday
– If I never get results from my new stops, then I am making the wrong stops.
– How do I know what a good new stop is?
1) I look for signs of kids
2) I look for kids 4th grade and younger
3) I look to see if they are listening when I talk
 
:The stumbles of a bus worker are ordered by the Lord
(I am not talking about sin when I speak of stumbling)
– Many times over I have found myself stumbling through visits on the bus route
– Stumbling through unbelief as I visit
– Stumbling through my visits and just wanting to have the day end
– Stumbling with soul-winning
– Stumbling with thoughts of failure
– Stumbling is better then quitting
– Stumble through your regular visits then stumble your way to line up 3 to 5 new stops
 
When I am stumbling through my bus visiting I remind myself:
Psalm 37:”23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”
 I know that the Lord delights in what I do on Saturday and Sunday
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How A Big Day Is Like A “Search and Rescue”

Searching and Rescuing for Jesus

Searching and Rescuing for Jesus

=-OEverybody applauds a search and rescue effort

– This is especially true when there is a child lost
– Fearful parents stand by fretting and worrying
– The news stations are all watching
– The search is launched at all cost
– There is a non stop day and night search
– Volunteers are enlisting  
– Nobody complains
– Those on the search don’t talk about plans they have for that evening
– There is only talk about one subject: “where is the child?”
:Everybody is praying
– Everybody would like to be the one that finds the child
– Although it gets to the point that those searching don’t really care who finds the child as long as they are found
– Finally the child is found and saved from danger
– There is shouting and tears of joy 
O:-)The Bus Ministry is the search and rescue for eternal results 
– It is the real deal
– Nothing compares to it
– What is the matter with me?
– Have I enlisted or not?
– What if this was one of my grand kids?
– What kind of effort would I make to find them?
– I would have no trouble praying
– I wouldn’t care who found them just as long as somebody found them
:-\I have but a few hours to give on Saturday
– I don’t have time to worry about other things
– The few hours belong to God
– All kind of things will try to crowd my mind
– I am on a search and rescue mission
– I will claw and move through the rubbish
– Everybody that says no on big day – this is the rubbish
I don’t mean these people are rubbish. I mean anybody who is using my time up is rubbish for the day
– The devil will try to distract me 
– Because the devil can’t make a personal visit he will use others to do it
– Get out of my way on big day
O:-)What does God want of me on a big day?
– God wants my mind heart and soul
– When visiting I need to give my mind, heart and soul for a few hours
– If I give my mind, heart and and soul today the results will come
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Is Your Bus Route Sick?

Is your bus route sick?

Is your bus route sick?

:-[Is my bus route sick?

– No new contacts
– No effort to look for new contacts
– Busy with everything but not much time for visiting
– My mind is occupied with things
– Overwhelmed with many things
– Flustered and short tempered with bus kids
– No time for the bus meeting
– Can’t seem to get motivated anymore
– No longer discouraged? just want to think of a reason why not to visit
=-OA new blood transfusion is the answer
– New contacts
– I can’t get new contacts without looking for them
– Bare minimum contacts? needs to be three to five contacts each week
– The new contacts are the new blood transfusion
– A new contact is not a visitor
– A new contact is someone you stop and talk to
– Visitors are the result of making new contacts each week
:-\What can happen to any bus route?
– Stuck in a rut? I don’t think so
– What is a rut?
– A grave and a rut are the same thing…just different dimensions
:-[bus route will die if we don’t fight to keep it alive
– Have you stopped fighting?
– Do you still work a promotion like you used to?
– We have been moved by music and preaching but will we put it to practice on Saturday?
:-[Satan is at work, but so is God
– Opposition has always been there on the bus route
– Nothing has changed with Satan and nothing has changed with God
– God loves the bus ministry and Satan hates it
– But has your attitude changed?
O:-)Half a heart when I pray = half a heart when I go visiting
– People who get bad news about health sometimes give up and die
– The fighters are the ones that we love to be around
– I am filled with doubts about my health at times….I can lay down and die or I can fight to stay alive
:-DPhysical therapy for your bus route to stay alive
– No exercise on the bus route (going after new contacts) will cause stiffness
– Stiffness causes very little movement
– No movement or very little movement will soon mean … sit down and die
:If you have been working hard on Saturday with no results on Sunday, just stay at it. The results will come.

 

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