Saturday, February 06, 2010
The office is usually empty on Saturday mornings, and since there are no interruptions, it’s great time for me to go in finish lots of the 10 and 15 minute tasks that pile up. I felt a good surge of energy this morning, and actually found the bottom of my desk today!
Some of our students get checked out regularly and spend quality time with their families. Other students live four or five hours away from family or have home situations that don’t allow for a lot of family time.
For those reasons, we have a mentor program at St. Joseph’s, sort of like a big brother/ big sister match up.
I enjoy the chance to hear about life at school from a student’s perspective, so I support the program completely. Today, I took one of our students, RJ, downtown for a movie and a bite to eat.
Sixty of our staff members have also volunteered to take part in such a monthly activity with students who appreciate the outlet. To me, these selfless actions speak of the extra miles our staff is willing to go because they care about the well-being of our students.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Friday is my usual day off, a chance to get away and relax before the weekend duties.
With icy roads, and feeling tired, I opted just to stay home and read, exercise, and work on answering some of the many cards coming in.
I know I’m being prayed for in every corner of the country, in many different churches and denominations and among many prayer groups.
One prayer card sits before me and made me do a double take.
One of the sisters I used to work with sent me one of our St. Joseph’s Prayer for Healing Cards. It has my name as the one being prayed for, and my signature as the one leading the prayers.
I guess other folks who receive those cards these days can be reassured I’m praying extra hard for all the people on that list!