Monday, September 1, 2014

Hardy Brown College Prep Fourth Grade Teacher

I can believe that it has finally happened... I am teaching! I know that it is nothing but God, and I am truly amazed and am in awe of how God worked everything out!

Here is where my story began...

I was working for an independent studies program as a summer school teacher, and I was unhappy. It wasn't teaching... but it was a job. Somehow... all of my students dropped or failed and I was left with 7, out of my original 45 students. My coworkers would take over my case load, and I was just see the 7 students when they can in, really dumb right? On the day this happened I told two of my coworkers, I believe this happened because I won't be here longer (super spiritual right LOL). They laughed at me... But I really felt it. They knew my credential was not posted, I needed to take one more test, and I had only been on two interviews. Didn't look like I had any potential. That day which was a Friday, I got a call from Hardy Brown, scheduling me for an interview. This is how my God works! That Monday I went to the interview and had to wait... I hate waiting. But I kept seeing this lady who looked so familiar walk by. Comes to find out she is interviewing me! We walk into the room and I ask... Did you ever live in Sacramento? Puzzled she looks at me and says, "Yes, I still do!" I ask, "Did you every do a seminar on Hurley and Howe, right by an Italian Restaurant about 6 years ago?" Now I have her really confused LOL... She says,"Yes, for our credential program!" I say, "I was there you wore a white dress with silver stilettos." She was shocked and lost for words. She began to go outside the office to tell people. The crazy thing is I have a horrid memory! Throughout my interview she kept saying this can't be a coincidence, there is something about you, you have this presence... I have to give you this job! Well as a formality I had to come back the next day for a demo lesson, which did not go as well as I thought it would. Little did I know they were just putting their game faces on! They kept having me wait outside and called me back in, finally they asked what would I do if people came to be with gossip. I said, "I know I am not supposed to say this but I am a Christian, and I do not say this lightly. I try to carry myself in a way to define that word in my actions. My pastor preaches against gossip and I hold that to every aspect of my life." She counters with, "I have fired Christians." Then she sends me outside. I sit there like great you didn't get the job! They call me back in and offer me the job!

And this is where teacher boot camp begins...

Bravo and I...6am Ontario Airport!
This is Bravo and I waiting in the Airport to be flown to Sacramento for a two day one night training...Excuse our tired faces we had been up since 4am. Bravo is my other fourth grade teacher! Crazy thing is the first day I met her, she came to church with me, and wept in the altar (keep her in your prayers)! We have become sisters! Its crazy how stress and fear will bind two people together! After those two days of training we came back with only two days to set up our classrooms for the first day of school. I had to do everything alone because everyone I know has a job, but it was well worth it!
Can't Believe I Teach Fourth Grade

My Library Donated by Sis. Diaz
It has been a looong journey! But Aug. 6th, 2014, can go down in history as one of the best days in my life! I love my students and promise to post more pics, and some letters they have written me!

 Love To All,
Miss Thaler

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I Graduated With My Masters!

Yes it is true I am finally done... Not that I feel any smarter lol! Per the request of a new friend, I am posting some pictures!

My Boys

Beautiful Siblings/Best Friends

My Parents 

My Oldest Sister (in law) lol

My Sisters!

So Glad K-Dub caught me walking out!

My Reaction Seeing My Nieces and Nephews

Love Being TiTi Courtney

Finally going to be a teacher!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Update on Life...

Good Church (SMILE) Thesis (FROWN)...Thats all...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Feel the BURN...

Hey all, its me Courtney...I know its been awhile so I feel the need to reintroduce myself, maybe send out a reminder, and a found flyer! Life is busy as usual with church, starting a new job, and going to school. I wouldn't have it any other way though. So why the post all the sudden? I feel inspired ladies!

Everyone knows that as Apostolic's we love love love to eat. Lets be real before church... we eat, after church... we eat, celebrating... we eat, mourning... we eat, single... we eat, married... we eat, preggers... we eat, you get the idea! Don't get me wrong I have always loved eating. But before church I was quite the athlete I was a dancer, soccer player, want to be track star, and I played rugby for a season. I wouldn't say I enjoyed working out but I did feel satisfied after a good run (though during I was whining). But now I find it harder to find time to work out (with all they eating we do!). I do not believe in New Years resolutions, some of my close friends and family will remember the one I made last year and broke only a day after I made it. So this is not a New Years resolution, its more like a rebellion.

Do not be alarmed people I am not doing anything illegal! Just going against the grain, revolting against the status quo, REBELLING! I remember the first year I was in church, after every single service I went out to eat. It seemed that all I did. It continued through out the four years, even if we ate at home rather than going out. Now I am watching a friend of mine go through the same thing. The funny thing is, before I even met her people were saying that she reminded them of me. I love my little twin! Well, people have been telling her that now she's in church she can gain weight, put some meat on her bones, and get fat. I am a very real person and I can admit that before I was in church I probably was a little to skinny. Though I weigh the same I did in High School (minus muscle LOL).

This is right before I got into truth. I was 19 here (and had recently made a dumb decision to dye my hair auburn). I was about a size 4 here, now I am a comfortable 6 (not church 6 but a real 6 -inside joke for Kendra and Misha). Now I am realistic do I want to be this small again eh not really. But I do want to be healthy. I have never been one to focus on the number on the scale so I am not into losing poundage! But inches may be nice or some toning! I want to make a disclaimer I do not think I am fat! Never have! Back to my friend...So Kendra and I have been trying to tell her we don't need to let ourselves go just because we are in church! The funny thing was, I had let myself go. I even noticed myself becoming lazy and down... So Im REBELLING!

Okay this is me eating LOL, but really I am rebelling! On Monday I took a big step...I went on the elliptical at work. It hurt I thought I was going to die. And I realized that was not for me. So I went on YouTube and subscribed to Befit. I know Jillian Michaels does not have the same morals that I do, but she is amazing at working out and I like her video. So I started 30 day shred on Wednesday. I loved it! Well I suffered but I made it! On Thursday I felt stronger and was able to focus on form. That day I felt a change in my attitude and how I carried myself (maybe because I could barely walk). That night I went to a youth conference in Fontana. My legs hurt so bad that when I had to sit and stand I want to scream. But it was worth it. I took my measurements to see my progress but for modesty purposes I wont be sharing... But I will be sharing how many inches I lost. Today I feel great. I just finished my workout and I am ready to see what today holds.

This is me pre-workout videos I think you can see the weight in my face, since my dress is flowie, but I guess only I will see the real improvements. (Hey notice the natural hair color lol)

What excites me is I am doing this for me. Not because my friends are, not because I want to look like someone else, not for some guy (there is none lol), and not for approval. I am doing this because my body is a temple. I am doing this because I want to feel good. I am REBELLING because just because your happy or saved doesn't mean you need to be unhealthy.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Maidens For Missions

Hey everyone,

I know I am horrible about posting! But I would love if you all would take time to look at my new Blog, This blog is about The Maidens for Mission, which is a group of young ladies, getting together to raise money for Missions!



Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Holy Ghost Birthday to ME!!

Some people believe that miracles were a thing of the past, but I know that they still happen on a daily basis. It was November 23, 2008 I was 19 at the time. It was the first time I had ever walked into an Apostolic church, and it felt completely different from anything that I had ever felt in my life. I didn't know that that service would completely change my life forever. I had been living a life of heartache and pain wondering around without purpose. I had tried everything, said the sinners prayer on a daily basis, and nothing helped me to change. My brother, his girlfriend (now wife), and my best friend and I were all sitting in a pew together. I remember looking around watching people worship and raise their hands. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. I turned to my brother and said "When can I get baptized?" He looked at me and smiled, "Courtney its worship service now just wait." Everyone had their eyes closed and they were worshipping! I knew if I didn't get baptized in that moment, it may never happen. So, I left the pew and walked down to the altar over to a preacher and said, "Excuse me, if you do not baptize me now, I will leave here the same way I came."  He jumped down from the platform walked me to the back where the baptismal was. I was so excited and nervous all at the same time, but I knew that I needed this. Finally, Kendra and Misha noticed I was not longer with them. Kendra turned to Brendan and said, "Wheres Courtney?" In that moment they opened the curtain to the baptismal, everyone turned and looked. My family and friends saw that I was being baptized in the wonderful name of Jesus. Finally, my sins were remitted and I was washed clean by the blood of the lamb. While worshipping at the altar I was filled with the wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost. I had never felt cleaner nor had I ever felt lighter. After altar call we were walking out of the church and someone turned to me and said, "Courtney your pimples are gone, and your hair is laying perfectly." Now for some of you reading this, that is no big deal but for those of you who knew me then you know that I battled with painful cystic acne and well I have curly hair so enough said there. God showed me that night that nothing is impossible for Him.

As I sit here and write this post my heart is full! Knowing that 4 years ago God changed my life. I will never go back to the life that I had lived. Through all of my heart ache and trials nothing will ever convince me to not live for God. I can't believe its already been 4 years, but yet it feels so much longer.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The New Chapter...

Finally, I have moved to Southern California to start my new chapter in life. It was bitter-sweet leaving my home for 5 years, Sacramento. I met so many amazing people who truly impacted my life and supported and loved me in my times of need. My last Tuesday night service was truly emotional, shockingly I balled my eyes out (okay maybe thats not shocking). After that I packed with some belongings that I still had in Sacramento and headed to Tracy, to pack up what I had stored at my parent's. After loading up my I had another emotional fair-well with my Daddy and then once again with my Mommy. It was so hard leaving my parents because I knew at that moment our relationship would change. I was moving from dependency to independence. 
My little brother and I left Tracy that friday at 6am. It was such an easy drive but nerve racking wondering what Upland/Ontario held for me. Its silly to think how nervous and emotional I was because I moved with my big brother and sissy. But it was me growing up and that in its self was scary. So, now I am here living my new life. Starting Grad School in 6 days, interviewing for jobs, and getting established in the church. BTW, I love my church! 
I know I have been inconsistent in my blogging but I promise to try harder!!