Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From the Teacher’s Desk: When the Rubber Hits the Road

I haven’t done a post from the Teacher’s Desk lately because, um, I’ve been busy teaching.

Today’s topic is strictly personal

and probably won’t offer any great advice

for helping your child this school year.

Instead, today I just want to ask you to pray

for the many school systems like ours,

 where huge budget cuts

are forcing uncomfortable choices

with far-reaching ramifications for students and teachers.

Last week, my mother sent me a card


with a list of scriptures,

words of hope, peace, and security in the sovereignty of God.

Bottom line:

men can manipulate their little hearts out

and not thwart the plan of the Lord.

Tonight, I chose not to attend an open board meeting

where all the changes were being discussed.

I came home to my teacup

and simmering pot of chicken chili

and decided  I’d just discuss things

with my Father.

Psalm 37:23-24

23 The LORD makes firm the steps
   of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
   for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Be blessed,



  1. Oh how well I know these issues. I no longer work in the school system...the last years I was there were so stressful. I pray for God's peace to rule your mind and heart and for Him to provide for all of your needs according to His riches. Praying also for all of your friends and their jobs.

  2. Bless you, Ginger. God is taking up your cause.


  3. Maybe the board meeting should have prayed as well. Our schools are in trouble as is this country if we don't get it together soon.


  4. Nothing like the sword of the Spirit to get you through the tough times. I'm praying for you and all involved in teaching our future.

  5. amen. hope you were (and continue to be) filled with the peace that passes understanding. I was filled with peace reading this post.