December 16, 2016

December 16: Lyrics

On the last day before Christmas break, middle schoolers are full of energy. Make up work from this quarter's absences, online reading quizzes and Christmas charades require all of that exuberance. Today, in my class, we played a game where groups were given cards with lines from popular Christmas songs; the groups acted out lines from Christmas songs. The class was asked to guess the lyrics. Students were quickly, accidentally playing Name that Tune instead of my invented version.

No, we were not looking for the song title. I needed to hear the exact line for which the group was offering clues.

Dashing through the snow.
Not Jingle Bells.

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
Not Away in a Manger.

The lyrics matter. Being specific matters. When we pray, let's pray detailed prayers that honor God and are measurable.  I asked God. He answered me. I praise Him and rejoice in the miracle He provided. --------> My faith and the faith of others around me is strengthened. God is glorified.

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8

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