Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach

28 Lessons Learned in 28 Years
  1. Never punch an older brother in the stomach (even playfully) when his mouth is full of milk.
  2. Never leave a one-year-old unsupervised with a glue stick.
  3. Don’t care so much about what other people think.
  4. Christ’s perfection is enough. You are human. He is God. Live as what you were made to and it is much more freeing.
  5. Always ask who all is going when a guy who you do not like invites you out, especially when you do like his cousin.
  6. Holding your vitamins in your mouth until you can deceptively get to the bathroom to spit them down the toilet is much worse than just taking them.
  7. Unnecessary pain isn’t hard core. Always use knee pads when you play volleyball and allow the dentist to use anesthetics when you are getting fillings.
  8. Do not use qtips.
  9. Work for good bosses. It makes all the difference. I’ve been unusually blessed in this category.
  10. Do your best is using the finite amount of time God gave you well but don’t put expectations on yourself as if your time was infinite.
  11. Lordship means that we don’t have to stay in our sin.
  12. Choose your college classes based off of the teachers.
  13. Don’t doubt Joe’s silly opinions. He knows his stuff. If he says, “Don’t buy ikea frames.” Don’t buy ikea frames. It isn’t worth it.
  14. Stay out of debt.
  15. Don’t store Christmas presents or dirty dishes in the trunk of your car. If your car is stolen, those items might disappear.
  16. Road trips are almost always good ideas.
  17. Never say never to regions of the world, being a missionary, being a teacher, changing majors, a certain college. God’s plans are so much better than our own. Thank God for answering some prayers with No!
  18. Jr. Highers are awesome!
  19. Confessing sins and asking for forgiveness quickly and frequently makes for much better and more solid relationships than covering sins.
  20. I don’t need to get away from people or have a weekend or a summer break to rest. Rest comes as I faithfully do the tasks before me with the strength, priorities, and instruction God provides with a humble, dependent understanding of my humanity and God’s deity.
  21. Give thanks that you didn’t marry those boys you liked in highschool.
  22. Having parents that care is a blessing even when they make you redo assignments that your teacher wouldn’t make you redo.
  23. Do not threaten to give your mom who has hands that can strike faster than lightning a wet willy.
  24. Proofread, proofread, proofread
  25. Don’t crash a honeymoon or there might be retaliation.
  26. Plans don’t turn out like expected but they turn out as God expects which is better.
  27. Be content where God has you.
  28. Don’t doubt the Lord’s provision.

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lol love number 5
and well sometimes you gotta give thanks that you did marry the guy you liked in highschool. sometimes
hope you had a great birthday. hope to see you soon. you have to meet GG

Comment by sarah wiley

Haha, Sarah! My brothers still give me grief about number 5. I deserve it though :).
21 is good in your case! I love seeing your name as Sarah Wiley :).
I’ll be busy this next month but can’t wait to see Gigi. I’ll let you know when I come up to see my new niece when she is born in September and hopefully I can see Gigi then.

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