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,…

SYNSYSN Day 13

My heart plummeted today when a friend mentioned checking students’ test scores. So I’m not going to lie to you, I’m praying like crazy today (as I did everyday last year) that my students will have exponential academic growth.   SYNSYSN? Days 11-12 SYNSYSN?-Day 10 Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now? Should…

SYNSYSN? Days 11-12

With Father’s Day approaching, I feel it’s important to pray for my students who don’t have a father.   Day 11-  I’m praying that my students will know God as a father.   Day 12-   I’ve actually had students whose father was absent because he was in prison. I’m praying for every dad in…

SYNSYSN?-Day 10

Hello Teacher Friends!! When reading  today’s proverb, the tongue was mentioned over and over. We all know how a word harshly spoken can ruin a class period, so today I am praying verses 1 and 3 for students AND for myself. God, help us always speak the right words. A gentle answer turns away wrath,…

Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now?

I’m off on my 25th Anniversary trip today- so I’m posting a week’s worth!  Love you, and God bless you as we each prepare for our next school year. Proverbs 19:21 became my mantra for the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  I think I’ll post it above my classroom doorway next year and make…

Should your next school year start now? Day 2

The 2016-2017 school year was my worst ever emotionally, but I’m anticipating 2017-2018 to be one of the best.  I am beginning a prayer journal for my students and their needs right now, today, June 6, 2017.   I’m going to prayer for my students and every facet of the school year beginning with one scripture…

Should your next school year start now?

The 2016-2017 school year was my worst ever emotionally, but I’m anticipating 2017-2018 to be one of the best.  I am beginning a prayer journal for my students and their needs right now, today, June 6, 2017.   I’m going to pray for my students and every facet of the school year beginning with one scripture…

Wait for It. . .

167.1 seconds— That’s the average wait time on an order at McDonald’s. 243.7 seconds for White Castle. The average wait for Olive Garden in Orlando is 45 minutes for lunch and an hour for dinner. As for Disney’s Club 33- If you’re a member, you often have a two-week wait for a reservation. If you’re…

You can do it!!

Tomorrow is another great day to be a teacher!  We have been given an amazing opportunity to shape young lives by handing out knowledge, love, and encouragement.  It is no secret that I have been discouraged lately, but last week, a teacher friend named Becky pulled me aside and said, “You are doing a great…

For Teachers Only-(the rest of you shouldn’t even bother reading this.)

  I don’t know about you, teacher friend, but I have felt completely overwhelmed at my job lately.  Last week was probably the worst one on record as far as my emotional state and my feelings of ineptness go– I’ve even developed psoriasis!    Oh Brother!! And I’m not even exactly sure why.  I guess it’s because I…