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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/29)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Job 31:1-33:33  Job continues to moan about his suffering and how the Lord does not answer.  According to Job, he has pursued the Lord, feared Him, and kept His ways.  Job’s three friends stop talking to him. Elihu, his fourth friend, also argues it is not right for Job to say he is not without sin.

2 Corinthians 3:1-18  Apostle Paul addresses the Corinthian congregation, “God has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life …And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

Psalm 43:1-5  King David, in hiding, is discouraged but regains composure by choosing to place his hope and praise in God!

Proverbs 22:8-9  Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster and their reign of terror will come to an end.  Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/28)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Job 28:1-30:31  Job speaks what the Lord has said to man, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of understanding.” Job recalls his early days while walking with the Lord and the good works he performed earning glory among men. People listened to Job’s wisdom due to his great success. Now, the same people mock Job, men younger than he, whose father Job would have disdained.  Job continues to moan about his suffering and the Lord’s (perceived) silence.

2 Corinthians 2:12-17  Apostle Paul addresses the Corinthian congregation, “ Now God uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume … We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.”

Psalm 42:1-11  God prospered David, whose respect soared as he proves himself a capable general and leader.  King Saul became increasingly jealous and hostile toward David to the point where the King attempts to kill him — countless times.  David, in hiding, cries out to God, “Why am I discouraged?  Why is my heart so sad?  I will put my hope in God!  I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”

Proverbs 22:7  Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

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READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS: SHORT AND CONCISE (8/27)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURES:

Job 23:1-27:23  Job fervently asks why God does not punish evil.  Friend Bildad responds, “God’s Ways are different from ours.  There is no comparison between God and His glory and us, mortals.”  Job finds renewed strength and faith.

2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11  Apostle Paul defends his ministry to the troubled Corinthian Church.  “It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us.  He has identified us as His own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment, guaranteeing everything He has promised us … When you forgive, I also forgive.  I do so with Christ’s authority for your benefit, so that satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.”

Psalm 41:1-13  King David exalts God and petitions for mercy, “Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive.  Lord, have mercy on me.  Make me well again so I can pay them back!  I know You are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemies triumph over me.  You have preserved my life because I am innocent; You have brought me into your presence forever. Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting.  Amen!”

Proverbs 22:5-6  Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it.  Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

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The Perils of Merit Pay

We are all equal but we are not the same.

All children are not the same.  All parents are not the same.  All teachers are not the same.  All schools are not the same.  All circumstances are not the same:

“I am a teacher with 27 years of experience.  Based on merit pay, I would be paid less [than other teachers] because my students are distracted from learning.  My students experience empty bellies, ear infections, homelessness, or gunshots echoing in the night.  I would be the one paid less because I do not have a class full of native English speakers with college-educated parents.  Neither my Master of Science degree nor 27 years of experience can, in one school year, make students learn English faster, catch up to the rest, or have experiences in the world similar to children from more affluent areas.  Let the President’s and his Administrations’ children ‘walk a mile on our side of the tracks.'” (Lori Anaya, Port Hueneme, “2,4,6,8 How Should We Compensate,” neatoday, January/February 2010)

 

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Brain Rules (XII) — We Are Natural Explorers

Curiosity is crucial to progress and development. 

Do you agree?

Our ancestors’ curiosities helped them “see” the tiger behind the tree!  Curiosity told them to flee!  They ran!  Thank goodness!  We wouldn’t be here today if humans stood aimlessly amidst the wide open savannah!

Infants constantly experiment with their senses, touching and tasting objects within their line of sight.  Children and adults test people’s boundaries — all the time — wondering which behaviors are acceptable (or unacceptable) to their acquaintances.  (see Play By Rules, Rule #12 [4:00])

What about school and learning? 

How can we continue to capitalize on our curiosity — our desire to learn, problem-solve, and progress?

Dr. John Medina suggests:

  • Consistent exposure to the real world — combine theory with practice.  Students will get firsthand experience and an unobstructed view of how their newly acquired skills are practiced in their chosen field
  • Consistent exposure to people who operate in the real world — watch professionals in action!  Assist as needed.  Meaningful learning takes place when the brain connects theory with practice
  • Consistent exposure to practical research i.e., programs taught by professionals who are involved in the day-to-day grind but who are also trained to think, hypothesize, and implement studies benefiting the next generation 

No matter where I am in my life’s journey, I hope “I’ll never lose that sense of wonder.”

I’ll dance!  I hope you will, too!  🙂

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