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…

The Trouble With Gladys

I am enamored with the great life of Gladys Aylward.  (If you aren’t familiar with her story, here is the short, 3 minute version:  A short history of Gladys Aylward.) I would love to be great like Gladys Aylward. She ran The Inn of the Sixth Happiness in Yangchen, China where hundreds heard the name of…

Just a thought

“While we may not want to hear this, many of our spiritual conflicts simply are not going to cease until the character of the Lord Jesus is formed in our hearts.” Francis Frangipane in The Three Battlegrounds

Eaten by a Lion

To be eaten by a lion would be a terrible thing— the terror of being attacked by a giant cat with sharp claws, the ripping of flesh, aware the entire attack that you might not make it out of the fight alive, but if you do, you will be severely maimed. Two times in the…

The one most essential character trait. . .

  It’s not love.  I know, today is Valentine’s Day, so you’re expecting me to say love, but that’s not it.  Yes, Jesus did say, “‘’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:…

What are the chances of that?

  Yesterday near the end of the school day, one of my sweet homeroom girls came over to me distressed.  Her new black and red prescription glasses had fallen out of her pocket, and she couldn’t find them.  I told her I hadn’t seen them, but I would keep an eye out for her. When the bell rang, 700+…