Pausing with the Master Teacher
If taking an overnight silent retreat sounds overwhelming, how about starting with something more manageable? Kimberly, Julie, Jill, and Melissa share ideas for shorter pauses with the Master Teacher. What are your rhythms of rest?
Self-care with the Master Teacher
What’s your level of job–and life–stress right now? What do you do to manage stress? Jill Schafhauser recommends taking a silent retreat.
Teach Like a Bird
“Birds do not reap or sow, yet God feeds them.” Bradley Baurain deepens our understanding of the Sermon on the Mount by showing how to “teach like a bird.”
The Teaching Practice of Rest
We’ve asked teachers what they wish they’d known when they first started teaching. We were surprised, and then challenged, when Bridget Watson’s answer tied back into our previous series on rest. She calls it the “greatest act of trust.”
The Gift of Silence
Stillness and rest are not practices only for teachers. Aliel Cunningham shows how bringing silence into the classroom refreshes both teacher and students.
Don’t Forget to Breathe
What’s a good way to find stillness in the busyness of teaching? In this post, Melissa talks about how “breathing” helps.
Eyes on the Master
What can a teacher do to rest and be refreshed for the classroom? Jill Schafhauser explains how it all comes down to staying focused on the right things at the right times.
What you’ll find here is an entry in our teacher lectionary. As we talk about rest over the next few weeks, you can use the passages, prayers, and songs for times of stillness before the throne.