When I was young, maybe in middle school, I remember telling my mom that I had prayed to God to give me patience. She said, "You don't want to do that." I asked, "Why not?" She said, "Because then God is going to give you a lot of opportunities to grow your patience." Last week … Continue reading Sometimes you can get what you want
Most teachers like to get out of their classrooms during their break. They go to the library or an empty specials classroom or the cafeteria to get work done or to do something that is not at all school related. I, however - and this is the homebody in me - love to be in my classroom. … Continue reading First day of school!
A few weeks ago in First Grade A we studied the time when Jesus turned five loaves of bread and two fishes into enough lunch for thousands. I have so enjoyed teaching Bible for the first time. I was nervous, as I have mentioned here before, but armed with my Jesus Storybook Bible and the … Continue reading Moved to Act
The way I read the Bible shifted a few years ago. I suppose that in high school and college I read the Bible to find out what God had to say to me, believing that the Bible was a love letter from the Lord to me. Which is a problem because then the focus is … Continue reading The fiery tongue
Teacher confession: Sometimes I let my students play "Fish for Jayden" with the yarn and cardboard letters they're supposed to be using to practice their fine motor skills. Sometimes I let students give me a massage that kind of tickles and kind of hurts when they're supposed to be reading a book or sitting with … Continue reading Here’s the thing about six-year-old belly laughs