Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009


Had church tonight at CLF. Music was great with Shawn leading worship. We sang For All You've Done, You Are My King and Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him. Peter spoke in chapel to day with the visuals of a cross and a manger. I played piano for altar call. Peter had real spear in service. Pretty awesome spear. A student, M.M. shared his experience of surrendering to God all his power and desires. He said that until you surrender yourself to God you are just wasting your time. It was incredible to hear him share his experience of surrendering to Christ at a specific place at the altar. He described a tingeling warm feeling go through his body when he gave himself to God. He said is was awesome. That was the best thing that happened to me today was to hear his testimony.

I also met some new wonderful people at church, Ed and Lois.

Finals are next week. We had the jr and sr high concert last night for the band and choir. My two sons played in the percussion section of the band. Matthew had homework until 11:30 PM last night after the concert. He printed his Powerpoint presentation this morning and the printer started to run out of color ink. He was very upset at how it looked after he spent so much time preparing it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9, 2009

Today is Sunday.

The new school year of 2009-2010 starts tomorrow at Christian Life Academy where my wife and I teach.

Yesterday I did two things that I had never done before in my life. First, I ate a peanut and its shell whole. Second, I got my hair dyed, only because they had a special when I went to get my hair cut and I thought it would be cool to try it once.

I took Matthew, my 13 year old, the Zeagler's music by the house and we played the bass and lead together on a little song that we made up. It was fun. Then we ate a steak together at the Texas Roadhouse on Siegen. Matthew just started wearing contacts about a week ago. He figured out how to manage sticking them in his eye fairly quickly.

The teacher retreat on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week was quite nice. We went to Lake Fausse by Henderson, LA. I was able to take quite a few interesting pictures of the wetlands and white egrets that are plentiful here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

We had a discussion at church last night. One thought that came out was that the one variable that we cannot control in a school is parenting. It seems that parenting is the missing ingredient in our culture today.

Another thing that hit me after the fact as my wife and I were talking later on was that you cannot force your experience on someone else or demand that they have the same experience with God that you have. The best thing you can do is share your experience but you cannot force it. Someone said that the man with an experience is never at the mercy of someone with an argument.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009

Today is Thursday. It is 7:12 AM right now.

By the way, my mom was born on May 26, 1945 and my dad on March 15, 1946. I am mainly righting this down for me. My dad: James Buddington Woolsey, my mom: Louella Jean Shannon Woolsey.

Yesterday was a good one. Best things that happened. I got my website working a little better at . It was only my second day fiddling with it. I am having to learn a new online site building program which is slowing me down a bit for now. Matthew and Ashlyn took apart our broken trampoline in our backyard. After dismantling it they hauled the pieces to the curbside for pickup. Ralph W. also came and fixed our hot water valve on our bathtub that had been broken for about two weeks. We have been turning the hot water off at the hot water heater so it would not run all day out of the tub faucet.

G. B. preached at CLF last night. He did a good job and spoke of Christians needing to be explorers into the frontiers of evangelism. Explorers, he said, do not invent new things but discover what is already there.

Worship rehearsal went well. M.C. did a great job of leading us in Worthy of All Praise and Oh How He Loves Us. P.H. also helped lead and did wonderfully.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009

Today is my mom's birthday. Happy birthday mom!

Yesterday was the final check out day for this school year. I got my room clean, grades checked, duty time logs filled out and all the forms filled out for everything including textbook tracking.

This morning I visited the chiropractor, desposited our checks from school in the bank and now I am at McDonalds on Siegen Ln.

I was thinking this morning about how we are always told that living in sin is instantly gratifying or rewarding while living righteously has a delayed gratification. I had to rethink the second part of that. I think there is also an immediate reward when we choose to obey. I don't think God uses only delayed gratification to motivate us but He also uses instant rewards for obedience. For example if I choose to do good instead of evil, I will immediately realize that I will be better off for it and I will have immediate benefit from it. I may suffer for doing right but I will also prosper for it as well.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009

Today was Thursday.

Yesterday was April fools day. I played a couple of April fools on some of my students, namely telling them upon coming into class that Ms. Johnson, one of our assistant principals had called them to the office. I didn't drag the gag out to long but we did have a little piece of fun.

One of the best things that happened today was that my 16 year old son, Andrew, was caught by myself, his Spanish I teacher, writing much neater. Instead of "scribbling" cursive on a paper he is now taking his time to print quite nicely. I pulled him out of class for a "conference" and asked him why he was doing this and also told him I was proud of him for doing this.

We had a good team-building time with the teachers at our teacher meeting today from 12:15PM to 3:15 PM.

I was also able to install an new monitor screen into Donna's broken Compaq laptop today. It was a successful install from the screen having been broken by Andrew stepping on it some months ago.

Andrew is working right now for the Cajun Clickers, running sound for them at CLF.

My parents are visiting Tucson, AZ right now where my brother lives.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

Today is Tuesday.

I was so proud of myself today because I was able to connect a reverb unit to our Mackie 32*8 soundboard today at CLF. Also I was able to hook up a Presonus 8 channel compressor to the same board. I have been wanting to do this for a full year. I finally got the time to get this done. This evening I also ordered a replacement LCD screen for Donna's Compaq Presario computer of which Andrew broke the screen by stepping on it accidentally a few months ago. At home, we also rebooted the operating system for Andrew's desktop computer so he could try to run the music program ACID made by Sony.

Matthew, my son, just turned 13 on the 26th of this month. He is getting to be a good looking dude.

Yesterday, Mrs. Barber said I had some really interesting books on my bookshelf in my classroom. Just a few days ago last week, H. L. one of my senior girl students said the exact same thing. That is really weird because I have been displaying the same books for several years and all at once I get two complements on the books I keep company with.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8, 2009

Today was Sunday.

Larry Purdue today in Sunday school said something about people in the Bible that knew God's acts but not his ways. This triggered the thought in me that people sometimes want God to be their need meeter but they don't want to take time to get to know Him. The thought that hit me hard is this: God is a PERSON. Wow! If you want to love someone then you get to know them as a person. You find out who they are and you ask them questions. Sweet!

I challenged my worship team this morning in our devotional to use their faith for something special this week. It could be something that has annoyed you for a while or it could be some situation you are confronting. I have been convicted by Jesus words where he said to his disciples that could not cast a demon out, "You of little faith and perverse generation. If you had faith the size of the grain of a mustard seed you would say to this mountain move and it would cast itself into the sea." Obviously I don't use my faith for much of anything drastic. I need to get this show on the road and stop being wimpy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5, 2009

Today is Thursday.

Andrew is at the church running sound for the Cajun Clickers computer club.

Today was a half day at school with a teacher meeting from 12:30 to 2:45 PM.

I just finished playing in 16 evening services and a few morning services as well. I played the keyboard as well as planning the worship list, rehearsing and playing most of the altar services. I have only had two nights off in the last 2 1/2 weeks, that was Saturday nights. After you do something like that for such a long period you forget what it was like to do anything else.

I thought school went well today. I jokingly said to my students, "I am so glad the Seniors are not at school and they are on their Senior retreat." We watched two episodes of Destinos videos in my Spanish classes today. The students had to locate 20 verbs from each episode and list them on a sheet of paper. I had to set one student outside the door of my class during Spanish II because he would not give me the time of day and ran his mouth for the first 10 minutes of class. I told him that it was "ridiculous" how he was running his mouth nonstop. I am glad I got him out of the class for a few minutes. It gave me a chance to cool down and manage my class better.

In Guitar class we started learning the Star Spangled Banner. We stayed in the classroom today instead of heading over to the balcony of the church where we normally practice.

Donna, my wife, is still having a rough time dealing with some of the challenged students in her class. There are a few that cannot stay on task no matter how many times she redirects them. We both feel that there are students permitted into her grade without proper adherence to standards of entrance. It is very hard for Donna to manage her class, teach and bring along a few kids that have severe processing problems.