School has started.
I have been out of the profession for at least six years now. I know that I made an impact on some of my students’ lives over the years.
In spite of the struggles you face with the things that are so difficult these days, be encouraged as you teach another year.
Once upon a time…
I was one of those students.
My parents divorced when I was in eighth grade and for many years before that had marital problems. I enjoyed talking to my teachers and doing well, but I struggled emotionally.
I had several teachers that spoke “life” to me. Just like you do today.
I had a P.E. teacher who allowed me to be her assistant. She let me talk and she listened. She was someone I admired and she encouraged me to believe in myself.
I had a science teacher who allowed me to babysit her son! She knew that my “babysitting” jobs helped with our household finances, and she trusted me with her own child. She helped build my confidence.
These ladies made me want to teach. The Lord used them in my life go from “victim” to “victor”.
YOU do make a difference, and I thank you. I know it is difficult sometimes, I know that there are many reasons to complain, but you need to know that YOU are making a difference.
I applaud you. I know many of you feel “called” into the ministry of teaching. The law can say all it wants about God not being in schools….but He is there. HE is there because YOU are there. You love your students.
~Be Encouraged Today~
May your frame be strengthened this year!!!
A “one time” junior high girl thanks you!
****I wrote this two years ago and choose to repost it in honor of my dear teaching friends! Hang in there! Only one more day for some, or maybe three!
Teaching and Christmas is like…..
….. putting mustard on a peanut butter sandwich.
It doesn’t mix well.
Year after year the day we came back from Thanksgiving weekend, it began.
Continue reading Teaching before Christmas is like a Peanut Butter and A Mustard Sandwich
Have you ever watched the sailboats and ships while sitting on the shoreline? Some of them seem to glide effortlessly across the water. Others seem to go at a much slower pace. Some even appear to have dropped their anchor and just sit still.
An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.
Do you ever feel like you are being tossed back and forth in the waves of “life”? There were many times in my life that I wondered if I could hang on myself. And sometimes I was drifting and did not know it until I saw the distance to the shore!
We have coasted out from the shoreline a time or two on boats. No wake, the water crystal clear and beautiful. We wanted to stay there…in the peaceful and calm water. But the wind or even other boats’ waves would move us up and down, side to side. How on earth could we stay put?
We dropped an anchor. It hit the sand with a thud and we knew we would stay put. We relaxed, rested and the peace simply engulfed us. How wonderful we had that anchor on board!!
Our soul, once given up to Christ, is firm and secure! What do we know about anchors? They are stable, they are buried and they stay firm! Good news, is that we can say the same for our souls…once we have been born again. The anchor holds!
Are those seas rough? Are you being tossed a little too much for your liking? Grab hold of that anchor!
~Be Encouraged Today~