Friday, October 25, 2013

Room 207... is it yours?

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
He has made everything beautiful in its time..."  Ecclesiastes 3:1,4,7,8,11

"Miss Nelson is Missing" is a well known book among teachers.  Sweet Miss Nelson's rowdy class get a real shakedown when Viola Swamp comes to substitute. Like you, i've witnessed a few Room 207 classes. And i must say, when they come to library, i am not too sad when they leave.

On these visits, i am reminded how very much i admire and appreciate our teachers.  I've never met a teacher who preferred to be Viola Swamp over Miss Nelson, but there are times/seasons when they have no choice. 

So for all the Viola Swamps, i want to remind you, you bless many daily. Thank you for faithfully persevering to bring peace, order and knowledge to your class.  All benefit from your ongoing efforts. The rowdy students clearly need firm discipline and guidance, and the good ones benefit too. How might you wonder?

The timid build courage to speak up
The self sufficient develop compassion
The independent learn team work
The intelligent discover patience
The giving master the ability to focus

Never doubt God uses everything to grow fruit in His children. And He equips you with what's needed to serve Him. Whatever season you're in today, it will not last.  Celebrate the good, pray through the hard and thank God daily for the blessings.  The ones He gives you, and the ones you are giving others. 

have a thank-filled day!

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