My wife is a teacher…A very dedicated, good teacher. I see her work hard many hours OUTSIDE her classroom. I see her genuine concern for her students. I see the thanks and positive feedback she receives from those whose lives she’s changed for the better.

But, she is also a dedicated wife and mother. She shouldn’t have to compromise her family for her job.

I notice when she gets emails from parents while she’s at home, late at night, on the weekends, during holidays.

Some of these emails are asking what I feel is too much of her.

“What was the assignment for tonight?”

“Please let email me when my child is misbehaving.”

“Why did you ask this or that on the test?”

What if she had to do this for every child?

I ask any parent today, did your parents have this level of access to your teachers? No!

Please respect the good teachers in your child’s life. Hold your child accountable so he or she can grow and mature.

Trust your teacher’s good judgment and be understanding when he or she makes mistakes, as we all do.

This will help them be a better teacher for your child, and help them enjoy their lives…beyond the classroom.

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.




Years ago I used to do nursing home ministry. I would visit two nursing homes, once each month. As I walked down through the halls I would see the same faces. There were some residents who had regular visits from family and friends, but unfortunately, there too many who never got a visitor…ever.

There were also varying levels of mental health. One lady in particular at one of the nursing homes would say the same thing during every visit. She would sit in her wheelchair in the entrance to her room as I walked by…smile and say, “I’m going home today”. No, she wasn’t going home. She was one of the residents who never had visitors, and her family had moved on with their lives. At first I felt sorry for her because her situation seemed so hopeless…but then God gave me an awesome revelation.

In her hopeless situation…her dementia was a blessing!

Blessing? How was her dementia a blessing?

In reality, she woke up every morning WITHOUT hope of going home.

But through her dementia, she woke up every morning WITH hope of going home.

God gave her a reason to smile EVERY DAY.

God gave her something to look forward to EVERY DAY.

God gave her HOPE in a HOPELESS situation.

She spent her last days with HOPE.

What many may think of as a CURSE, was actually a BLESSING to her.

God’s wisdom is amazing!

He can can pull HOPE out of HOPEless…


Stop and give God praise for His unfathomable wisdom. Paul was right in Romans 11…

Romans 11: 33-36
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35 “Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.


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