musings and amusings

Psalm 143:5 as seen in my little corner of the world

9 school days until Christmas break!

I have this student.¬† He is a doll and a pest and funny and sad… I don’t know how he thinks so I am trying to get him to think … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 2 Comments


I’ve been away from the devastation of the island for 30 hours. I have enjoyed the silence -no generator in the background! I have enjoyed the response of light switches … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

another BLAHg entry!

A friend of mine once had a blog she called her BLAHg ūüôā¬† I borrowed this from her – Thanks Jen! Today seems rather BLAH – a rainy day (what’s … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

the overwhelming goodness of God

I was reading a book to my class today – Where Mr. D’Agnese chose to impose his worldview of “Mother Nature” on us, I chose to say GOD.¬† Our world … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

any old candles?

Someone once said, “When you’re in the dark, any old candle will do.” How true!¬† As we finish our jar candles, we are left with wax that I knife out … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

New every morning

Almost every school day morning, I hear the toot of the mailman’s horn and I say RUN! One or two of my students will take off for the gate and … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 1 Comment


It’s been over a month since I’ve been able to post and here i sit without words. So much has passed through my mind in these weeks. Defeat. Victory. Trauma. … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

waiting for hurricane maria

The students have been coming to school even though we didn’t have electricity since Hurricane Irma hit on 6 September. Today, Monday 18 September after school, ¬†the electricity was restored. … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 2 Comments


i think¬†¬†i think we are on Day 10 of no electricity. ¬†Dear ones have been sending encouragement and candles, ¬†batteries, ¬†candy, ¬†games. One friend sent her husband! The electric trucks … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

oh Irma, go away!

Previous years, I would cheer for a storm coming to our school. There was something FUN in there.¬† This time around, I have been pleading with God to move that … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments