Thanks for your kind words. I know what you mean about being friends in real life. That is one of the blessings of the internet, meeting people who we may never know in real life, but could still be friends with.
That is interesting that you teach special ed math. My mom is a special ed teacher and has a couple of high school special ed math classes, so I get to hear all of her stories.
As for the LOTH, ya, it is amazing how God can use it to speak to me. It always surprises me when I stop to think about how it is pretty much the same thing every 4 weeks or so, but each time I notice something different or it speaks to whatever I'm going through in life.