Finally, I want to direct you an excellent article from Matt Whitling, principle at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho.  Logos School is generally viewed as the “mother school” of classical and Christian schools.  Mr. Whitling speaks every year at the annual conference of the ACCS.  This article, Eternity in a Span, is the transcript of his plenary session talk at this summer’s annual conference in Pittsburgh.  The article is directed to teachers, all he says applies to teachers and parents alike.  Here, in powerful and encouraging words, Matt Whitling calls us to a vision that sees God at work in all we do –even in the mundane little things –and sees God at work in our little world to do something with far reaching implications in His kingdom.  [But] sometimes there’s a mom and she thinks, “I’m not changing the world, I’m changing diapers,” or “I’m changing laundry again.” It’s kind of the monotony. I believe that some of the most effective and profound ways that you change the world are pedestrian. It’s the little things. Love your kids well. And sometimes it’s hard because we’re short-sighted and we just see what’s in front of us, we just see the little picture. I was reading this morning in Genesis 22 where God says to Abraham, “I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies.” (Gen. 22:17 ESV]  It is one grain at a time. And in this passage God says, “Look up, you’re at the beach, look at the shore, count them.” And we say, “Okay, I see it.”

Teach, train, and love those little grains of sand as unto the Lord.  You are laboring on God’s seashore.

Have a great week and a Blessed Thanksgiving!