Tuesday, December 13, 2005


This weekend Patrick surprised me with Saturday morning tickets to Narnia. I've never been to a Saturday morning show before, but it was pretty cool. I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis and everything that he writes, but The Chronicles of Narnia have always been especially dear to my heart because I read them when I was a little girl. A couple of years ago, I read them again after finishing John Eldridge's Waking the Dead. In this book, he refers to a little boy crying to his mom one night after she had finished reading aloud a chapter in the book to him. She asks him why he is crying to which he replies, "I feel really guilty because I think I love Aslan more than I love Jesus." His mother then explained to him that everything that he loved about Aslan WAS Jesus. I remember feeling that way when I read the books. There is just something so powerful about the way Aslan captures your heart. Anyway, the movie did not disappoint. It followed the book extremely closely, and several tears were shed on my part--and some others in the audience as well. I'd highly recommend catching this one!

Monday, December 12, 2005

code red

This afternoon at a faculty meeting, we learned that the fallout from Tookie Williams' (co-founder of the Crips gang) execution tonight might stretch to our area with an increased threat of violence at school. We were instructed on emergency procedures and precautions to take tomorrow through Thursday. I am a little freaked out. If you read this, please pray for me and my students tomorrow, this week, and throughout. Apparently we have a significant number of Crips, Bloods, and Folks at our school...completely unbeknownst to me... Anyway, we'll see how this all plays out! Fill you in later...