What Time Is It?!

IT’S SPRING BREAK TIME!  

 Happy-Spring-Break-Inspirational-Life-Quotes

Devotions for Teachers will continue next week.  God bless you and stay devoted!

“And the point is?…”

What’s the point?  Why am I here everyday in this classroom?  Have you ever asked yourself these questions my fellow teachers?

If so, then today’s video blog is just for you.  I know sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest from the trees, isn’t it?  Nevertheless, it’s imperative we do!

One of my students asked me this very same question, which as you’ll see, caught me off guard.  As I thought more and more about it though, I knew that I knew it is a question teachers are asking themselves.

With the state of education being what is today, I read more and more of good teachers, even highly credentialed, award winning teachers, calling it quits.   As Christian teachers we can’t, indeed we mustn’t, take this route.  Eternity is weighing in the balance!

I’m praying the blog encourages you in the “everydayness” of what you’re doing in your classroom.  Remember, by remaining devoted to God we will be better teachers!

#HangethThouInThere

The Take On is More Important than the Take Off!

Summer break is nearly over.  I can’t believe it, can you?  In a couple of days, the kiddos will be returning, another school year will be taking off, and we will be taking on the high calling of teaching yet again. As much as I enjoy summer break, teaching gives me purpose, and a life without purpose is no life at all. Amen?!
Teachers, the take on is extremely important!  Therefore, before the take off, I’m reposting Awaken! Arise! Fight the Good Fight of Faith!  Are you awake?  Have you arisen? Are you fighting the good fight of faith?  If not, or if you need a reminder of what it’s all about, then this video blog will give you the swift kick in the rump you’ll need to take off for sure! 🙂
One more item of business before the school year takes off is to remember the boycott of Wal-mart. Please participate and pass the word on to your fellow teachers.  Click Christian Teachers Boycott Wal-mart to learn all about it if you haven’t heard already.
My challenge for you this school year is to Awaken! Arise! & Fight the Good Fight of Faith.  This month, not only will we take off on another adventurous school year, but Devotions for Teachers takes off on its 3rd year of encouraging teachers in the classroom.  I can’t wait!!

Awaken! Arise! Fight the Good Fight of Faith! 1st Timothy 6:11-12

“I want my life to be the song You sing”… is one of my favorite lines from the Casting Crowns song, Until the Whole World Hears. Do you want your life to be the song He sings?  I do!  I try to play this song as often as I can before going to school each day, because it just fires me up! Not. Kidding.  I am ready to do BIG things for God in my classroom and throughout the school day after I hear it. I challenge you to listen to this song every day for a week and see if it lights a fire in you as well. Click on this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7qi2KlUffs, and it will take you right to it!  Seriously though, teaching is a BIG calling, and the time we have our students is short.  We need to be more urgent, so here are some important questions for you to consider:  Are you awake?!  Have you arisen?!  Are you fighting the good fight of faith?!  I hope your answer to each of those questions is a resounding YES!  If not, it’s time to reexamine our lives and perhaps reorder our priorities as Christian teachers. I hope the blog inspires you today!

Donna

PS. Here are the links for the other blogs mentioned in the vlog today:

https://devotionsforteachers.org/2014/10/02/arresting-apathy-revelation-24-5-2/

https://devotionsforteachers.org/2014/04/12/april-14-20-2014-a-big-teacher-revolution-1st-peter-31-2/

8 To Be Great Pt. 2 Work & Improve…How do you want to pop?! Colossians 3:23-24

Parable of the Popcorn

8 To Be Great…Pt.1 Passion! Romans 12:11-12

Hello Fellow Teachers!
I have attached links for the 2 prior blogs mentioned in today’s blog-cast – Wanted: Spirit Filled Teachers and Joy Stealers.
Best wishes for you in your classroom now and always,
Donna McBrayer



Hello! How are you today?! Philemon 1:1-3