At the water’s edge

I gave the boys one last warning, then left them at the water’s edge alone.

Do you see me crying?

I completely disagreed with this treatment, but because I respected my dad greatly, I didn’t say a word about his “cruel” comments. After all, I didn’t have any children, so what did I know?

Silent Monkey

I love to play a game on the first days of school called “Silent Monkey.” 

So you want to raise a monster. . .

Sarcasm aside, as parents, one should always ask, “What does this action or attitude look like when my child is 16 or 36?”  Because after all, there is no magic day when your child will “wake up” and be a grown up.

SYNSYSN Days 21-30

One way to improve student achievement- on my end anyway-  is to improve me, so for these last days of prayer for the next school year, I am praying through Romans 12.  (I am going to work on memorizing the chapter this week as I pray.) Day 21- God help me be willing to sacrifice for…

Days 17-20

One of the hardest students to teach is the lazy one– you know, the one that won’t even pick up his or her pencil.  Over the next few days, I am going to pray for the student that has a propensity toward doing nothing. Day 17– Father, help each student to not be a sluggard:…

Days 15-16

Jay was a student in my first hour English class the first year I taught at Webb City Junior High School.  He was a child who couldn’t sit still and talked CONSTANTLY, but if you know me at all, you know I actually enjoy the child with a lot to say.  However, what I didn’t…

Day 14

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.] (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) My mantra for my students all evening has been this verse,…