What? You want to be a teacher?

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It seems no matter who I talked to, they all discouraged me about the teaching field. They said it was high expectations, with low pay. They said it was no respect and long hours. They said I can do so many things and make so much more money.

Even after all of that advice, here I am, a teacher…and proud to be! You see, no one ever told me about the lives I would change. They never told me about the hundreds of kids I would prepare for the job market. They never told me about the young people I would help to figure out their path in life. They never told me about the visits from former students who would tell me about the difference I made for them. They never told me about the parents who would thank me for educating their child. They never told me about the young adult who would come back and tell me about his family, and how he was able to help them because he got an education.

Shame on them for not telling me these amazing things about being a teacher. 20 years later, I’m glad I didn’t listen to them. I only listened to the calling in my heart that God gave me. Yes, it gets hard! Yes, I have days where I question the calling…but after all of that I realize the truth about who I am and what I do. I am a teacher, a helper, a difference-maker, and so much more! The way I affect the future can never be taken away! I am a teacher, and mighty proud to be!

In Love,

MLB

Jer. 29:11-12

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I am a wife, mother of three, poet, author, teacher, and speaker. The first ministry God has given me started at home with my husband of 27 years. We have grown up together and become dear friends over the years. The Lord added three kids to the ministry, Elijah, Nehemiah and Amaziah. They have blessed us beyond measure in so many ways. We pray that we will be examples of the kingdom who they will want to always follow. In addition to family ministry, for the last 20 years I have taught Language Arts in private, public and home school settings. Throughout my years of teaching, God has given me a sincere heart for teachers. Therefore, I am on a divine mission to help the world appreciate and support teachers. It is an honor for me to encourage teachers by using the knowledge, skills, love of poetry, experience as a teacher that the Lord has given and match it with wisdom from the master teacher, Jesus Christ. I had the privilege to express some of this wisdom in my book entitled, “The Unforgettable Teacher’s Journey.” In this book I write about the truth of the miraculous ministry of Jesus to encourage and inspire teachers in their journey. Each chapter paints a beautiful picture of how the journey of a teacher is remarkably similar to the ministry of Jesus. Teachers will be inspired by the eloquently crafted biblical truths as well as the peaceful poetry that is strategically positioned throughout this book. I pray that all that I do, whether in family or public ministry, be a blessing to those who hear it!

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