Friday, March 16, 2012

book it!

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Book it! is not referring to a vacation (although that does sound nice) but to a great book for Christian teachers.  Recently I shared with you the pending release of  "Christian Teachers in Public Schools: 13 Essentials for the Classroom" by Dalene Parker -- a book geared to confidently equip Christian teachers in public schools.  It's now available and is an incredible source of strength and encouragement for Christian teachers in schools on how their faith is essential in the classroom.  Dalene has captured the elements on how to stay true to who you are in Christ while teaching with the heart of Jesus.  One of the many truths she shares is the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.  Students taught in this environment are blessed abundantly for the rest of their lives.

For your own copy or for a teacher's gift, contact your local bookstore.  In my area the book is available at Christian Supply in Spartanburg and Poor Richard's Booksellers in Easley, South Carolina.  If your local bookstore does not have it, suggest it to them.  It is also available on Amazon.

On a personal note, Dalene graciously requested to include one of my Salt Shakers devotions at the end of each chapter.  She gifted me with another step in fulfilling a promise I made to my Mother before she went "home".  Thank you, Dalene.  And thank you, Father --  I kneel in constant amazement and awe of your faithfulness, goodness and love.

have a bless-filled day!


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