Devotions for Teachers

Devotions for Teachers

What Was I Thinking?

Trying to remember why you became a teacher?  Thinking about a change?

It was Career Dress-Up Day in kindergarten.  At recess, the playground was full of a few more professionals than usual—veterinarians, skaters, swimming instructors, police, doctors, nurses, teachers, & even a superman.

One lone fireman stood off to the side, eating from a baggie of veggies.  The supervisor bent down to have a chat.

“How is Career Day?” she asked.

“Fun,” he said.

“So why are you crying?”

“My tummy is upset.”

“You know, you can put the veggies down and go play for a bit.”  He shook his head.

“I just want my mommy.”

Later, she saw him sitting outside the office, bereft of his hat, white-faced and holding a bucket.

Even firefighters have tough days.

Psalm 119:76

(On second thought, if you leave now, there might be an opening at Starbucks.)