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The Bible Belongs in History

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It’s the middle of summer, and most teachers have already started thinking about the next school year. Many Christian teachers in public schools grapple with how to incorporate their Christian perspective while honoring the religious diversity of their students and avoiding proselytizing. The ever-growing lie that the Bible has been banned from public schools fuels teachers’ hesitance to engage students in conversations about …

Summer Rules!

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I Love Summer! As a parent, I start dreaming of summer after Easter break, and I start planning for it mid-May. Come Memorial Day, I’m done with school! I begin to dread waking up early and packing lunches, and I have to force myself to get out of bed by convincing my brain that, even though my kids seem to spend the last …

Public Parents Pray Powerfully

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Three years ago, I was invited to join a prayer group that was made up of moms from my children’s public school. Some people jump at the chance to pray out loud in front of others; I am not one of those people. I am like a child in a round-robin reading lesson looking ahead to see when it will be …

Servant Leadership – Leading By Example

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“Be careful how you live; you may be the only Bible some people ever read.” —William J. Toms One of my favorite quotes from a former professor is “It’s not the trick; it’s the time.” She was teaching us that there are many gimmicks that claim to have the edge on teaching strategies and intervention, but what we really need to …

Prayer in Public School

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Prayer Early in my teaching career, I owned a T-shirt that said, “I broke a rule, I prayed in school.” Ignorant of the truths about prayer in school or even of the ways in which the Bible instructs us to pray, I boldly modeled my T-shirt every chance I had. Today my perspective on the topic of prayer in school is very different; …

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Being Christian in the Public School

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Going Public I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had various teenage jobs, from bagging groceries to serving pizza at a local parlor; I struggled to find my niche. Soon after I married my husband, Matt, I found myself as an instructional assistant to my sister in her third-grade classroom. This is fun; I thought; Maybe …