Sharing Our Blessings | Teach 4 the Heart

Sharing Our Blessings

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below.
 Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

This song rings in my mind as I contemplate God's incredible goodness over this past year. Through good times and bad, gladness and pain, He is always good.

Today in this special post, I'm joining an incredible group of teacher bloggers to not only share our blessings but also give away some awesome stuff. 😀  Stick around at the end of this post for two free products, a chance to win a $25 TpT gift card, and links to other free products. 

But first, I want to thank God in particular for three great blessings of this past year.

1. Our growing family! We welcomed our 4th child Saralyn Hope last March. She has definitely made things a bit crazier, but we are certainly blessed to have her.

2. Our 1st live conference. It was such a blessing to partner with Christian Educators Association Intl to host the 1st Christian Educators Virtual Summit. We were thrilled to see over 7,000 educators participate and blown away by the kind feedback we received. I hope all of you can join us next year!

3. The Teach 4 the Heart team.  I'm so thankful for the amazing support of my husband, Tim, and our customer experience specialists Alexx Seipp & Sarah Humes. Teach 4 the Heart would not be able to do half as much without them, and they take a huge burden off of me. Thank you all!

(We are also hoping to grow the team again this coming year, so if you're interested in working with us, stay tuned!)

Sharing Our Blessings

We're also incredibly thankful for YOU and wanted to say thank you by giving away some of our favorite resources for FREE.  

On Sunday & Monday, you can grab our Teach Uplifted Devotions for Teachers ebook for FREE.

In Teach Uplifted Devotions for Teachers you'll discover how to...

  •  Renew your passion for teaching by finding joy & peace in Christ
  •  Teach with joy - even in difficult circumstances
  •  Banish anxiety & learn to trust God instead

Click here to request the free devotions ebook.

Teach Uplifted ebook - devotions for teachers


We're also giving away a FREE set of bell ringers - for either pre-algebra or Algebra 1 - in partnership with our sister site MathLight.

Click here to request the free bell ringers.

Win a TpT Gift Card

Enter to win a $25  Teachers pay Teachers gift card:

But wait, there's more!

We've got an amazing group of teacher-authors who are also waiting to give you a free resource & another chance to win a $25 TpT gift card. Check them all out here:

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Linda Kardamis

I believe that when God calls us to teach, He promises the strength & wisdom to do it well. All we need to do is keep learning, growing, and depending on Him. I'm here to provide practical advice and Biblical encouragement so you'll have the confidence and perspective to not only inspire your students but reach their hearts as well.

  • Heather P says:

    Thank you!!

  • Anonymous says:

    A School with supportive co-workers and fellow Christians who are an encouragement.

  • C Wyatt says:

    My parents, sisters and brothers, my husband, my sons and their wives, two beautiful grandkids, good friends, and my teaching role in a BC Catholic school where Christ reigns. Amen

  • Annie Valentine says:

    I am thankful for 8th graders who open their hearts thrpugh poetry.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m thankful for wings as eagles as my Lord has guided me to and through my first full-time teaching position. I’m also immensely grateful for the encouragement, guidance, and wisdom so freely shared at Teach 4 the Heart!

  • Kathryn says:

    I’m really thankful to see a community of teachers who see it as their vocation to educate students with their hearts and souls.

  • Mary says:

    I am thankful for my teaching position and for the never ending support of my husband and fellow teachers!

  • Caitlin says:

    I’m thankful for my family, my health, and my school where I teach.

  • Anna Barbour says:

    I have reallly enjoyed reading your post. This one is another great reminder to be thankful… not just in the good but in everything.

  • Jeannine says:

    Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you Linda for sharing an invaluable resource, Teach4 The Heart!!!
    Bless you,
    Stephanie

  • Ina Lynn Gray says:

    I am thankful for my Husband and dog Charlie who love me unconditionally!

  • Amanda says:

    I’m thankful for my family and friends.

  • Juiie says:

    Thankful for a Christian perspective on teaching especially since I teach in a public school

  • Andrea says:

    I am thankful to helpful teachers like you that are willing to help teachers around the world make our classrooms a better learning environment! THANK YOU!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful for my two beautiful daughters, they bring light to my life.

  • Kristin T says:

    I am thankful for a generous husband who understands my desire to give a lot to my students and that is my ministry.

  • Sue says:

    I’m thankful for good health!

  • Ellen says:

    Thankful for my supportive family and teammates.

  • ARN says:

    Thank you for sharing these resources! I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this resource! I am, like you, thankful for the blessings that God has given me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kat says:

    I am so thankful for my family, friends, and health!

  • Robin Green says:

    I am thankful for my two sons and my fabulous school.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful for the support of parents this first year of teaching!

  • Patrice C. says:

    Grateful for the opportunity to try one of your products for free!

  • Jill Bellinger says:

    I am thankful for another year that I get to spend with my family and friends especially my daughter. She is now 2 years cancer free. Every day and night, we thank God for our daughter being able to here with us. Now we are getting ready to celebrate her graduation from college this December. Praise God!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I heard Pastor Begg this morning at the 8:45 service. I thank God for giving us such a faithful servant.

    God bless you. I am a Christian teaching in a public school. It is a spiritual battle daily.

  • Kristin says:

    I am thankful for my family and an amazing school (which happens to be a public school)!

  • Amy says:

    I am thankful for recovered health and, always, for God, who has been so, so good to me ALL THE TIME!

  • Shelby says:

    I’ve been following you for awhile and it has been a blessing. I’m so thankful for my family. Their love and support help keep me going everyday. I thank God for all the blessings that I have, too many to count or list.

  • Beverly says:

    Thankful for family and great co workers

  • Kat says:

    I’m grateful for all the good people in my life.

  • Amy says:

    I am thankful to teach at a Christian school with supporting colleagues and administration!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful for the Lord.

  • Pam says:

    My family and great co-workers

  • Pam says:

    For God’s provision. He has blessed me in so many ways.

  • Denise Corbett says:

    I am thankful for my family first and foremost. But, I am also thankful for the children that I teach and my co-workers. I am blessed.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful to God for a supportive faculty and staff to work with and encouraging students even in difficult times.

  • Anonymous says:

    thankful for good health and the joys of teaching!

  • AJ says:

    I am thankful for my patient husband who helps me when I am busy with the after-hours portion of being a teacher.

  • jacinta says:

    1. Thankful for my beautiful newly born granddaughter. Her story truly is a miracle.
    2. My boss, who approved my 7 day leave so I could be with my daughter during this time.

  • jacinta says:

    1. For my beautiful, newly born granddaughter, whose story is a true miracle.
    2. for my boss who approved my 7 day leave so I could be with my daughter during this time.
    3. For my coworkers who kept things running smoothly.

  • Kathryn Ebelhar says:

    Thank you for your encouragement and help!

  • Sandy Einhaus says:

    I am thankful for the emails I get from you that help me when I need it the most! Some days you just need an uplifting thought to make a day brighter!

  • Jennyfer L says:

    I am thankful for my first contract this year, my family, my school community, making and meeting new friends and students. I am simply enjoying this new journey.

  • Eva Griffin says:

    I am thankful for my family, my health, and my new job in the computer lab!

  • Barbara says:

    Friends and family

  • Darla says:

    I’m thankful for all that Good has done for me and that I’m almost done with student teaching!

  • Mark says:

    I’m thankful for the amazing privilege to be in the world, helping children, being a light for Christ, knowing that He is using me – somehow, some way, even if I don’t always see the fruit.

  • Misty says:

    I’m thankful for my family 🙂

  • Tyler Goings says:

    I’m thankful for family, friends, Jesus, and the gift of teaching.

  • Jami says:

    I am thankful for my school and parish community.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful that God is always with me and will never leave me!!

  • Pam says:

    I am so thankful for family and for people like you!

  • Tonja Beakley says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for my elementary special education teaching job. I love my job!

  • Cynthia Blanco says:

    I am thankful for the Christian colleagues on my campus. We pray together every Friday morning.

  • Kristin T says:

    Good health and a wonderful, godly husband.

  • Jan says:

    I’m thankful for my Lord, Jesus Christ. I’m thankful for my husband and my kids. I’m also thankful for your emails and posts. You always remind me to keep the Lord the focus, not my job and my responsibiliites. I appreciate that. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

  • Hannah says:

    I am so thankful for God’s many blessings!! Being able to teach and actually enjoy it this year (after a crazy first year) has been amazing. So thankful for the opportunity to touch these young lives.

  • Karen says:

    Thankful for my new niece.

  • Kristen says:

    I am thankful for the peace that the Lord gives me even when my job as a teacher gets hectic and stressful.

  • Mandy Holden says:

    I am thankful for awesome fellow teachers that have become my friends and mentors.

  • Julie says:

    I am thankful for a wonderful husband and a healthy baby girl.

  • Anonymous says:

    My healthy 10 year old son. He was born with a potentially fatal heart defect but he is here and he is healthy!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful for many things, but after a recent accident I am thankful for good health.

  • I am thankful for my family.

  • Vangee says:

    I am thankful for my family who supports me in all that I do by helping me out or by being patient with me as I do things for my students.

  • Ellen says:

    Thankful for God’s salvation.

  • April says:

    A few days off!

  • Kerry says:

    I’m thankful for my 88-year-old mother!

  • Terri Medina says:

    I am thankful for my family.

  • Tami says:

    I’m thankful for the love and support of my wonderful family, friends, and co-workers.

  • Gina Underwood says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends that God has placed in my life!

  • Dorothy Dudzik says:

    I am thankful for the life given to me by God.

  • Beth says:

    I’m thankful for my precious husband who loves me so well! I am also thankful for my son and how we have grown closer. And many more!

  • Tonya Lambert says:

    So thankful for my wonderful husband…best friend and supporter a girl could ever have!

  • Antoniette says:

    I am thankful for your generosity.

  • Callie Pinz says:

    thankful for my new home!

  • Joyce says:

    I am thankful for my loving family and friends

  • Tammy Rudloff says:

    I am thankful to be working in a great school district where they support their teachers. Our success is their priority. In addition, I am thankful to be working on a team of very supportive teachers. We communicate and work well together. I feel like our team is the best one! Plus, I have Christian sisters who work on the same campus so just knowing the support is in the building is a blessing.

  • Kristen says:

    Great job on your marathon!! I am thankful for my health so I can run and have some “me” time every morning with my runner gal pals!

  • Lois says:

    I am thankful for my family, my friends, my job, and my husband’s health.

  • Penelope says:

    I am thankful for my awesome husband! Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful that I am still able to teach despite some challenging health issues.

  • Julie says:

    I am thankful for my amazing team of teachers who are there each day to encourage and support me.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am so thankful for the many wonderful hearts who share their knowledge and creativity with others so we can all be the best teachers.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am thankful for Christ, my church family, my family at home, and my family at school (public school). I am thankful God has given me struggles to keep me focused on what truly matters. Glad to have seen the Doxology by Thomas Ken at the beginning of your post. Thanks for connecting to more hearts! Blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Alexa says:

    I am thankful for my husband!

  • Addie Rose says:

    I am thankful for the people I work with and for my family.

  • Beth Ogden says:

    U am thankful for snow days!

  • Teryl says:

    I am thankful that most of my kids are sweet and want to learn.

  • Alexx Seipp says:

    I’m grateful for a job I love! I am also thankful that God provides despite the challenges we have faced this year with home repairs and now medical issues. God is good ALL THE TIME.

  • Lynn says:

    I am thankful for my salvation and a savior that loves me unconditionally.

  • Stephanie says:

    I’m thankful for plan B’s, and ice cream while you’re figuring out what it is.

  • Emily says:

    I am thankful for my friends, family, and health.

  • Jen says:

    For my husband

  • sus says:

    Health , love, happiness, family, and good friends.

  • Megan says:

    I’m grateful for small blessings and the opportunity to share them.

  • Brook says:

    I am thankful for my job and my family.

  • Carrie says:

    I’m thankful for His perfect Will!

  • Jenni hall says:

    My amazing family

  • Lori East says:

    I’m thankful for a Christian community of teachers because the world we live and teach in is tough!

  • Natalie says:

    I am thankful for the amazing support system I have as a teacher!

  • Erin says:

    My church and my family!

  • Diane says:

    I am thankful for a supportive teaching team and my super supportive husband!

  • Heather P says:

    I am grateful for being a teacher this year and for all of God’s blessings!

  • Ann says:

    I am thankful for my family, especially my husband.

  • Anna says:

    I’m thankful for my job!

  • Brittany says:

    Thankful for my house and husband

  • Delighted says:

    My family for sure!

  • I’m grateful for my husband and for my daughter!

  • Karen says:

    Thankful for a break this week.

  • Arelle says:

    I’m thankful for my family!

  • Susan says:

    Thankful for my family and enthusiastic students!

  • Mary says:

    I am thankful for my family!

  • Erin says:

    I’m blessed by my teaching partner who has helped lighten the stress of moving to a new town/new school/new grade level.

  • Julia says:

    For my friends and family

  • Lori S says:

    I’m thankful for God’s love and His patience with me.

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