Welcome to a new week! This week is a gift, a non-renewable resource, days that you will never get to live again.
Today’s Prayers for the Teaching Journey prompt is LOVE.
As you head into this week pray for a renewed love for teaching. Remember why you wanted to be a teacher. Remember the calling you felt to be a teacher.
Love your students well this week. Pray that you would take time to intentionally invest in each of your students, even the ones who make it tough for you to love them. Pray for them by name and look for opportunities to show them God’s love this week.
Love your coworkers well this week. Pray for them, that they would love and serve their students this week. Pray that there would be an atmosphere of cooperation over competition on your team.
Love your family well this week. Teaching is oh-so-important, but your family is your God-given mission field. Pray that you would keep your priorities properly aligned.
This week’s verse is John 13:34-35
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Heart Check: Do people – your students, your coworkers, your family, strangers you meet – know that you’re a follower of Jesus by the way that you LOVE?
This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day and tell those we love how much we appreciate them. Let’s not get too caught up in the commercialism of it all and forget about the greatest act of love: God sending His one and only Son to die a sinner’s death so that we, sinful people, could be reunited with our loving Creator. Cling to this important truth this week – and every week. ❤️
Looking for some resources to share the incredible love of God with your students?
This resource includes step-by-step instructions to make a craft that will remind your students about how high, how long, how deep, and how wide the love of God is (based on Ephesians 3:18).
Use this print-and-go craft with your elementary students at Valentine’s Day, at Easter, or any time of the year!
What is love? In today’s society, it is very hard for students to define as it has too often been de-valued on television, in movies, and on the internet. The true characteristics of biblical love need to be revisited and what better time to do it than Valentine’s Day?
Share with your students the truth about God’s love for them – and then encourage them to share that love with the world! This fun and engaging resource, based on 1 Corinthians 13, is the perfect mini-unit to be completed in your Bible class, Sunday School, or home.
These FREE “Valentine’s Day Grams” are a fun way to spread kindness this Valentine’s Day! These note cards will brighten anyone’s day – and with so many templates to choose from, you will be able to spread cheer everywhere!
Here’s how it works: In my classroom I had the students draw the name of a classmate and fill out a Valentine’s Day Gram to give them on Valentine’s Day. It was a special way to make each student feel appreciated and valued. I also had them fill one out to bring home – for either a parent or a sibling. With all the excitement of receiving candy on Valentine’s Day, it helped spur a discussion of how the people in our lives are important – they truly are a “sweet treat!”
Happy Valentine’s Day, friend! I LOVE connecting with you and finding JOY in the JOURNEY of teaching