Not long ago, as I prepped for the Fueled Retreat where I will lead two sessions on being a Christian teacher in a public school, I came across this great article and wanted to share. DO not be discouraged: pray constantly about our role as a teacher, for our fellow teachers, admin and for our students. We cannot and are not supposed to know how far our influence goes and in what ways God will answer those prayers.
This school year I am focusing on struggles that I face. These are constant Satan traps, trying to steal my joy and discourage me. A discouraged Christian is a useless Christian. We need to be useful.
Week one: the Keurig in my classroom bit the dust, I found 4 rose plants that I had bought last Saturday and remembered them a week later, I lost 2 lbs.
Go, teachers. It’s only bad because that good teacher is back, school is now in, and we are going to change lives every moment of every day. If you are a Christian, then the enemy is mumbling, “My goodness, is it time to start school again? Time to get busy. I got some destruction to cause.”
As I start a new school year, help me to remember the most important things and to keep them always in front of my face.
Those first PD days will make you wonder “What in the world did I get myself into?” We are taught to give students little bits of info at a time not to overwhelm them, and then great intentioned professionals from that central office come and do the opposite to us. We all feel that pain. Walk away and daily list your priorities. Some of that stuff does not matter-shhhhhh….
Yep. August is upon us. We must now march into a “Yay! School is back in and we are so excited about the new school year!” meeting all knowing that we are not that excited. For me, so many of my friends are retiring-HOW AM I STILL HERE?
“If you are a believer, the only Hell you will ever experience is the hell (let’s say, for example, a sugar free diet) you get in this life.” If you are not a believer, the only heaven you are going to experience is the heaven you get in this life (such as a Cadberry milk chocolate bar).” *Parentheses part added by me.
Mama tried not to panic every time I saw that chest start heaving, gradually getting heavier and heavier until we could get the meds in her.
So for those of you who are like me and want to go to the last page to see how…