Since my surgery in January 2015 and Margaret’s surgery in June 2015 brought about some physical adjustments in our life style, we have been praying the Lord would open up a door of service that we could work on from home. We believe this website is an answer to that prayer.
For the past few years, we have made “AMATEUR” CDs for our family in Statesville, shut-ins, and a few other people as a way of sharing God’s love and our love with them.
We have been blessed to have a special friend with a God given musical gift who plays piano for us in addition to using purchased karaoke and accompaniment CDs.
As you listen to these CDs, we hope you will overlook all of our mistakes and hear only the message of each song and devotional. Our only goal is to praise the Lord and tell others about Him.
Affirmations Of God's Guidance
This month I must apologize to my immediate family, my siblings, my nieces and nephews and their children for not making the disclaimer that they may not agree with every view that I express in my monthly posting on my website. My family and none of my teaching colleagues ever knew of the impact my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior, my fear of facing the military draft, my own public school education, and the 18 years I was all alone had influenced my outlook on life. My four years of active and two years inactive service in the Air Force and the 18 years I was all alone had a major, major influence on my teaching career. This month I am sharing my tribute to the teachers at Parkwood and Buford Schools. I explain the reasons I was so passionate in debating all the educational issues that we had to deal with being a classroom teacher. The 6 years that I got to work with the 5th grade elementary and 6th grade – 8th grade Buford Middle School staff was the PERFECT WAY of closing out my teaching career. I got to see the issues Elementary and Middle School teachers had to face compared to High School faculties.
I had prepared myself for the Business World before I ever knew my calling was going to be a classroom teacher. I had been involved in holding many different jobs since the age of 12. I believed that teaching is “A Search for Truth” not a means of promoting specific values and beliefs that should be taught in the homes and religious organizations. My two years teaching in the Air Force before ever going to college to get a degree in teaching had a greater impact on my teaching philosophy than the 4 years of college. I didn’t know I would end up debating who is SMARTER: “Academic Teachers or Vocational Teachers”, which courses should “BE REQUIRED” or “BE ELECTIVES” and on and on???? As you know, I LOVED debating the issues???
I hope you will see the impact Jesus Christ, my parents, my siblings, and all those I have met along life’s pathway had on my life — ESPECIALLY ALL OF THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS that I have been FORTUNATE to work with in EDUCATION. I LOVE YOU ALL!
Since I have Hit 80 years of age, I have several business situations that require my attention. I will not be posting any new info on my website until July. If you are interested, I would encourage you to check out my Testimony on lwbell.org # 30 “HIS HAND IN MINE” and lwbell.org # 31 “HE’S EVER INTERCEDING” to see my life from 1940 – 2020.