on March 7, 2007 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 6 comments by

1) Yesterday, a student at school stood up and growled/yelled, “I HATE YOU” in a deep voice in my immediate direction. Yikes. Angry, but quotable. I mean, did anyone hate YOU today? Probably not. But you also didn’t assign the massive 10 math problems. I know, I’m a slave driver. (Yeah right.)

2) On another note, I was reading aloud to my kids during lunch (so sue us, it was an amazing book- we didn’t want to quit) and I was trying to spread butter on my sweet potato with one hand while staying in the story. As I read, I felt little fingers grab my fork from my hand and whisper, “I’ve got this one, Ms. Downs“, and I watched as she gently fixed my lunch. It almost made me cry. And THAT is why Jesus loves the little children. It was a selfless act because her quesadilla got cold in the process. I want to serve people that way- I want their sweet potato to be worth more than my quesadilla.

3) Gilmore Girls quote of the week: “Just eat the whole [darn] pie, Bill!” (Marie, Caroline, KTB, that’s for you.)

4) And my personal favorite:

Titus 3:4-5
But when the kindness and LOVE of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.

I truly love Him more today than yesterday.

Hey, you got a quote of the day? Please share.
(Kathleen, that means you.)


  1. hunt1140
    posted on Mar 07, 2007 at 12:39 PM  |  reply

    “What have we our time and strength for, but to lay them out for God?” –Richard Baxter (1615-1691), in a book I had to write a review of this week.

    I honestly tried to think of something funny, but this was better.

  2. Anonymous
    posted on Mar 07, 2007 at 4:18 PM  |  reply

    I’m a teacher that reads your blog faithfully. What a blessing you are, Ms. Downs! I had to share this one—

    “I tried using context clues and the dictionary, but I still don’t get it. What exactly are the birds and the bees?”

  3. carolineb
    posted on Mar 07, 2007 at 4:22 PM  |  reply

    “Turn their insults back on their own heads.”
    -Nehemiah (in the middle of a building project)

  4. Shannon Kubiak Primicerio
    posted on Mar 08, 2007 at 1:41 AM  |  reply

    I got one! I got one!

    “We may not be the kind of people we want to be, we may be a long way from our goals, we may have more failures than achievements, we may not be wealthy or powerful or spiritual, we may not even be happy, but we are nonetheless accepted by God, held in His hands.” –McCullough

  5. Anonymous
    posted on Mar 08, 2007 at 4:01 AM  |  reply

    Hey, I’m also a fan of Gilmore Girls:)

  6. marie-claire
    posted on Mar 11, 2007 at 7:03 PM  |  reply

    Katie B said one time this weekend: “you don’t delegate your wedgie. It’s just wrong”

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