Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Step Back in Time

For the last two weeks, I have been blessed with the opportunity to substitute teach at my former high school. One of the staff members has been on an education exchange in Ghana, so I have been covering her classes in Global Issues, Latin, and Non-Western Civilizations. Learn more about her trip at

The hour commute has given me a great opportunity to be in prayer with the Lord. I must admit that this territory is a little unfamiliar as an elementary education major, but I have found these kids to be some great students! It has also been incredibly strange to step foot back in my high school as a teacher. There are many caring teachers who have come up to say hello. However, it is also wonderful to see such a strong Lutheran high school at work. While there are new faces in the staff and the students have certainly changed, much of the culture remains the same.

Someone is there to greet the students as they come in the door each morning. Each day begins with a devotion and a prayer. The daily chapel service is lead by a variety of local pastors and hosts different groups to offer a message. As classes are taught, one can hear the great learning environments that are being created. I love hearing the conversations of the staff as they mentor some great young people. I am also constantly impressed by the manners and Christian attitude of this school. It makes me incredibly thankful to have been blessed with such a great high school experience.

Here is my prompt to you this week: Who has been a mentor to you in your faith walk with the Lord?