Monday, October 20, 2014

Teachers Enter the Story

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
    let them proclaim your power.
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.  Psalm 145:4-5

Hearing or telling stories is something everyone can relate to. Campfire stories, fish-got-away stories, family “remember the time when…” stories, and stories well written by fiction authors amuse, comfort, challenge, or inspire us. Why do we share stories? Perhaps it is to multiply joy and divide sorrow. Or maybe the sharing of stories helps us to define what matters most to us, what resonates with us, and gives others a picture of what we want in life. Stories matter greatly to us because we know we are part of God’s great story of love and redemption of this world and these small stories fit into that larger story.

It is with this backdrop of a chosen theme of “Entering the Story” that our LCES staff will journey off to Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ont. this week for the annual Christian educator’s convention. We will gather from schools across the province to form a body of more than 1000 educators interested in being challenged, inspired, equipped, and renewed in our craft of Christian teaching. Staff will hear two keynote speakers and attend a variety of workshops. It is a rich blessing for us to attend this event and we certainly covet your prayers for safety, learning, and fellowship as teachers become students in a tangible way for two days.

Let’s continue sharing the stories of faith with our children. To God be the glory! SJ

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