September 5, 2016

Church and State

Hey, friends! So, a buddy of mine jokingly told me, “this blog does not represent a separation of church and state.” We both laughed, and I told him I would open my next blog post with his statement. He is 100% accurate. My blog cannot possibly represent a separation of church and state because Christ lives in me. The fact that I’m a teacher attests to this very point. I was called to be a teacher and I was anointed to build relationships with children. If it was up to me, I would have a much more glamorous job with a significantly higher salary! However, I yield to the authority of God and allow Him to direct my steps because I know what happens when I try to do things my way. After my first five years of teaching, I went through a rebellious phase and took a year away from the classroom. It was the most difficult year of my life, and after all the self-imposed burdens, I found myself back home in the classroom. (Whoa, random thought, but does that make me the Prodigal Teacher?)

Let me keep it real, since my hiatus, everything hasn’t been peachy-keen. Come on now, we all know when you’re dealing with students, parents, administrators, and legislation, things are never perfect. However, as we set sail into this new school year remember that if God can part a sea, He can make a way for me...and you! Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. Let’s make it a year to remember!

Word of the Week
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

July 27, 2016

From Loss to Boss

Hey, friends! Welcome to Teach Pray Slay. I was motivated to begin this blog after going through trying times. In November 2014, I suffered a devastating miscarriage, and shortly afterwards, I decided to end my relationship. I became reclusive and lost my spark. My faith wavered, and I struggled in my personal life and in the classroom. Reading blogs served as an escape for me; glancing into the classrooms, wardrobes, and kitchens of other strong women helped me cope with my trials.

Now I’m ready to reclaim my spark! With God by my side, I am more than a conqueror, and it’s time for me to slay again! I look forward to sharing my journey with you! I pray that something I do or say will encourage you to slay, too.