Wednesday, September 25, 2013

25 lessons from our favorite teacher

Today is Megan's 25th birthday. Though we are reminded everyday of her absence, we celebrate the life she lived so fully for His glory and that she is now in the presence of the one true Risen King. In honor of our precious Meg, here's a collection of twenty five lessons our favorite teacher could teach all of us about a life well-lived.
1. Believe in the Gospel: God is holy. We are not. We are all sinners in need of a Savior. We deserve death, but God in His mercy and love sent His one and only Son, Jesus, into the world to die on a cross to save us from eternal death. By grace we are saved through faith in Jesus. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will spend eternity with Him in paradise.
2. The only thing that matters is souls. Hearts. People. People matter.
3. Find your passion. Use your gifts. Be who you were created to be and do it well.
4. Laugh hard. Everyday. Have you had your belly laugh today?
5. Catch the glance of a stranger? Be the first one to smile. Spread joy.
6. Cherish your family.
7. No chocolate covered pretzel should be without a healthy dose of colored white chocolate.
8. If your called to go to the ends of the earth to spread the Gospel and love little children, go.
9. Every outfit can be improved with a colorful pair of flip flops or a bright shade of neon.
10. Be joyful in all things.
11. Improve your mind. Read. Read the newspaper. Read a novel. Read the Bible. Read.
12. Let your creative juices flow. Be crafty.
13. Be a true friend that loves at all times.
14. Get down on a kid's level.
15. Greet each day with a bright smile and a warm hug.
16. Sometimes you just need to use your teacher voice.
17. Learning is and should be fun. Never stop.
18. Celebrate your friendships with annual parties complete with good food and great people.
19. Worship the Lord gladly and loudly.
20. Trust your mom. She is wise.
21. When your outfit matches, all things are possible.
22. Never underestimate the power of a handwritten note.
23. Serve and give out of the overflow of your heart. Expect nothing in return.
24. Life should be captured in joyously, ridiculous pictures.
25. He must become greater, and we must become less.

Oh what a powerful legacy Meg leaves behind. She would have been overjoyed with the incredible ways her life continues to impact her family, friends, coworkers, students, and strangers. Miss you each and everyday, my friend!

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