A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

Summer fades to fall;the freedom of the morning gives wayto the structure of the school day.Students who need me, administrators who demand of me,colleagues who help (or hurt) me.From all sides, I am pulled.Sometimes, I know not where;I know not the purpose.Yet, you...
Micah 6:8

Micah 6:8

We’ve all heard of people who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. And I would venture to say that, in most cases, we much prefer those who strive to make their actions line up with their words. As Christians, we are reminded time and time again, by...
Phillipians 4:6-7

Phillipians 4:6-7

Our profession is a stressful one. Many demands are made on our time, our resources, and our emotions and, at times, it feels as though there is very little reward. One lesson is completed only to begin another; one discipline issue handled leads to three more...
Psalm 139:13-16

Psalm 139:13-16

We all have days when we feel as though we’re not enough. This affects us in so many areas of our lives, including our teaching. It’s all too easy when walking down the hallway to look with envy at our fellow teacher’s door decorations and bulletin...
Lamentations 3:22-24

Lamentations 3:22-24

The beginning of a new school year is hard. After months of little to no routine, waking of our own accord, and having leisurely lunches, that crack of dawn alarm goes off again and I think most of us mutter, “Why?” We love our children, but these jobs we...
Begin Your Day With Prayer

Begin Your Day With Prayer

Last week, I shared a prayer based on themes from Psalms that I intend to pray over my students this school year. To further encourage the link between the spiritual and the daily physical, I again sought the Psalms, this time seeking guidance for myself. As teachers,...