He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
- Psalm 91:1-2
One thing this year has brought home to me is that sorrows abound. A strange way to start a Thanksgiving post, I know. But it's our reality. This world is broken, and that brings death, pain, loss, anxiety, fear, and so many other struggles - many of which we've experienced in extra measure this year.
But praise God, this is not the end of the story. This is just the messy middle. And not only is God with us in the messy middle, but He's also promised to one day make all things new - righting all the wrongs, drying all the tears, and finally fulfilling Donne's famous line "death, thou shalt die."
What a glorious day that will be.
In the meantime, we look forward with hope and thanksgiving. Hope in who God is, hope in what He has done for us in Jesus, hope in the work He is doing in us each day, and hope in what He will one day do. ❤️
If this hope sounds foreign and strange to you, find out more about the hope He offers here.
It's a hope truly worth being thankful for.
Sharing Our Blessings
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 resources, a chance to win a $25 TpT gift card, and links to other free items!
We are incredibly thankful for YOU and all the amazing work you are doing this year. It is hard, but you are making a difference!
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In Teach Uplifted Devotions for Teachers you'll discover how to...
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A School with supportive co-workers and fellow Christians who are an encouragement.
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
I am thankful for 8th graders who open their hearts thrpugh poetry.
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!
I’m really thankful to see a community of teachers who see it as their vocation to educate students with their hearts and souls.
I am thankful for my teaching position and for the never ending support of my husband and fellow teachers!
I’m thankful for my family, my health, and my school where I teach.
I have reallly enjoyed reading your post. This one is another great reminder to be thankful… not just in the good but in everything.
Thanks so much!
Thank you Linda for sharing an invaluable resource, Teach4 The Heart!!!
I am thankful for my Husband and dog Charlie who love me unconditionally!
I’m thankful for my family and friends.
Thankful for a Christian perspective on teaching especially since I teach in a public school
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!
I am thankful for my two beautiful daughters, they bring light to my life.
I am thankful for a generous husband who understands my desire to give a lot to my students and that is my ministry.
I’m thankful for good health!
Thankful for my supportive family and teammates.
Thank you for sharing these resources! I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach.
Thank you for this resource! I am, like you, thankful for the blessings that God has given me. Happy Thanksgiving!
I am so thankful for my family, friends, and health!
I am thankful for my two sons and my fabulous school.
I am thankful for the support of parents this first year of teaching!
Grateful for the opportunity to try one of your products for free!
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!!
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.
I am thankful for my family and an amazing school (which happens to be a public school)!
I am thankful for recovered health and, always, for God, who has been so, so good to me ALL THE TIME!
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.
Thankful for family and great co workers
I’m grateful for all the good people in my life.
I am thankful to teach at a Christian school with supporting colleagues and administration!
I am thankful for the Lord.
My family and great co-workers
For God’s provision. He has blessed me in so many ways.
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.
I am thankful to God for a supportive faculty and staff to work with and encouraging students even in difficult times.
thankful for good health and the joys of teaching!
I am thankful for my patient husband who helps me when I am busy with the after-hours portion of being a teacher.
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.
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.
Thank you for your encouragement and help!
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!
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.
I am thankful for my family, my health, and my new job in the computer lab!
Friends and family
I’m thankful for all that Good has done for me and that I’m almost done with student teaching!
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.
I’m thankful for my family 🙂
I’m thankful for family, friends, Jesus, and the gift of teaching.
I am thankful for my school and parish community.
I am thankful that God is always with me and will never leave me!!
I am so thankful for family and for people like you!
I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for my elementary special education teaching job. I love my job!
I am thankful for the Christian colleagues on my campus. We pray together every Friday morning.
Good health and a wonderful, godly husband.
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.
Laughter and Consistency
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.
Thankful for my new niece.
I am thankful for the peace that the Lord gives me even when my job as a teacher gets hectic and stressful.
I am thankful for awesome fellow teachers that have become my friends and mentors.
I am thankful for a wonderful husband and a healthy baby girl.
My healthy 10 year old son. He was born with a potentially fatal heart defect but he is here and he is healthy!!
I am thankful for many things, but after a recent accident I am thankful for good health.
I am thankful for my family.
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.
Thankful for God’s salvation.
A few days off!
I’m thankful for my 88-year-old mother!
I am thankful for my family.
I’m thankful for the love and support of my wonderful family, friends, and co-workers.
I am thankful for my family and friends that God has placed in my life!
I am thankful for the life given to me by God.
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!
So thankful for my wonderful husband…best friend and supporter a girl could ever have!
I am thankful for your generosity.
thankful for my new home!
I am thankful for my loving family and friends
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.
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!
I am thankful for my family, my friends, my job, and my husband’s health.
I am thankful for my awesome husband! Thank you!
I am thankful that I am still able to teach despite some challenging health issues.
I am thankful for my amazing team of teachers who are there each day to encourage and support me.
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.
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!
I am thankful for my husband!
I am thankful for the people I work with and for my family.
U am thankful for snow days!
I am thankful that most of my kids are sweet and want to learn.
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.
I am thankful for my salvation and a savior that loves me unconditionally.
I’m thankful for plan B’s, and ice cream while you’re figuring out what it is.
I am thankful for my friends, family, and health.
For my husband
Health , love, happiness, family, and good friends.
I’m grateful for small blessings and the opportunity to share them.
I am thankful for my job and my family.
I’m thankful for His perfect Will!
My amazing family
I’m thankful for a Christian community of teachers because the world we live and teach in is tough!
I am thankful for the amazing support system I have as a teacher!
My church and my family!
I am thankful for a supportive teaching team and my super supportive husband!
I am grateful for being a teacher this year and for all of God’s blessings!
I am thankful for my family, especially my husband.
I’m thankful for my job!
Thankful for my house and husband
My family for sure!
I’m grateful for my husband and for my daughter!
Thankful for a break this week.
I’m thankful for my family!
Thankful for my family and enthusiastic students!
I am thankful for my family!
I’m blessed by my teaching partner who has helped lighten the stress of moving to a new town/new school/new grade level.
For my friends and family
I’m thankful for God’s love and His patience with me.
I’m thankful for 3 healthy children!
I’m thankful for my family!
I am thankful for a healthy family and for being able to see my students face to face (for now, anyway!).
I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for my job.
I am thankful for my family. I am also thankful that Jesus is my Saviour.
I am thankful for my family and friends, a job that I love, food on the table, and the health of those around me, among many other blessings this year.
I am thankful that many of the teachers and my admin are followers Christ. The job is still difficult, but knowing we are not alone in the struggle, is reassuring.
Love your bio! I’m thankful for teacher friends because I couldn’t do it without them!
I am thankful for my wonderful family
I am thankful for my family and friends in my cohort who are all awesome teachers-to-be!
I am thankful for a wonderful family and supportive friends.
I’m so thankful for my dog Toby. He is so sweet and gentle. He makes every day better.
I’m thankful for my family and friends!
I am thankful for my family and friends.
I’m so thankful for Jesus and the hope he gives me.
I’m thankful for every moment with my sweet daughter Maisie.
I’m thankful for a merciful God, my daughters, and family.
Thankful to be surviving in a pandemic.
I am thankful for my amazing family and the support they give me each and every day!
I am thankful that everyone I know, family, friends, students, are all safe and healthy.
I am thankful for people like Linda who are not ashamed nor intimidated into silence about faith in our society today!
I’m thankful for my family and health.
I am very thankful that I have my son. I suffered from losses and desire to be a Mom for 12 years before I was blessed with him at the age of 42.
I am so thankful for my small rural school district where everyone knows everyone and looks out for each other.
I’m thankful that my family and friends are healthy.
So many great things to be grateful for! Mostly grateful for faith to know everything is going to be ok.
I am thankful for my husband and my family
Thankful for a beautiful family!
I am thankful that God takes care of me every day.
I am thankful for my family, friends and students who are willing to come to school under our current situation
Thank you so much! It has been a blessing being able to watch my nephews grow up this year (sooo fast!) and learn new things each day! I don’t even remember what life was like before them. They are amazing! ? Happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for virtual hugs and support from teachers all over.
I am so blessed to work with supportive teachers. We are a big family and look out for each other.
I count my blessing each and everyday as I look at my family. I also count my blessings as I am surrounded by friends that care.
I am thankful for technology that helps to continue to teach, attend church, have doctors appointments and much more!
Thankful for family, community and health. All thanks to God.
Thank you for the freebies 🙂
So thankful for Jesus’s work in my life and that I have the privilege of working at a Christian school!
I’m thankful for my family and friends and my country (Australia!), where we have a great health system that protects us during this awful pandemic! I’m thankful especially to God for the many blessings each day! 🙂
Thankful for my family and friends!
So thankful for my friends, family, and church community.
I am thankful for my family and my fellow teachers.
I’m thankful for life slowing down and allowing me to enjoy the things that matter most.
I am thankful for supportive friends and family members, especially this school year!
So thankful for family.
I am thankful for my family’s love, health, and support. I am also thankful for my awesome grade level partners who work hard and support each other as we go through this challenging and ever changing year.
I’m thankful for my students!
I am thankful for my family and my health.
Thankful for other teachers like you who share with so many people.
I am so thankful for being able to spend each day with amazing 10-year-olds who have unique, creative ideas and a passion for learning!
I’m thankful that I’m able to see my students face-to-face a few at a time (we are hybrid model). I’ve missed seeing them so much! We may not get to do this for long, but I’m enjoying every minute of it while I can!
Im already a subscriber to the podcast. Thanks for your incredible resources,
I am thankful for my family!
I am thankful for my family and the awesome teacher community that has helped support me through this school year!
I’m thankful that the education world has joined hands to help us all overcome the challenges of teaching this year. We’re better together!
I am thankful for a wonderful work family.
I’m thankful for amazing coworkers at my Christian school, and for other educators who are there to support me in this crazy year.
Thankful for health and my family!
I am thankful for God’s love and salvation, for my family, friends and loved ones.
I am thankful my family’s good health and that we’ve been fortunate to spend so much time together these last eight months. I am thankful for our home, an abundance of food, and because of job security, no financial worries during this pandemic. I pray for others who have not been as fortunate during this time and give as much as we can to help those in need.
Even though I forget and take forgranted I amthankful that Jesus always loves me and helps me to come back to him.
I am thankful for each new day that I am given and all of the amazing people in my life.
I am thankful for my fellow teachers who have all pulled together and had each others backs.
I am thankful for the time I get to spend at home with my husband and my pets. I love that I have slowed down and am enjoying the small moments.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my wonderful family.
I’m thankful for healthy children, an amazing husband, the freedom to worship God, and a job to support us!
I am thankful for my health. 5 years cancer free!!
Thankful for my family and supportive coworkers.
Thankful to have life and appreciate all around me
I am thankful for my family.
I’m thankful for time with family and friends.
I’m thankful for my school family.
I’m thankful for my dog, Toby. He brings a smile to my face.
love my dogs
I am thankful for God’s protection and never ending love.
I am thankful for my 3 healthy nephews (who are growing up so quickly!!). Thank you! ❤
I am thankful for my wonderful & beautiful daughter that I get to homeschool & be her teacher. And thankful for my wonderful husband who allows me to be able to do that. And thankful to all the wonderful teachers on here for your time & resources.
I am thankful for my family and friends! There are truly so many things I am thankful for!
I’m thankful for getting to celebrate and shower the moms of two new babies coming into the family soon.
So thankful for my beautiful family!
I am so thankful for God and every single blessing he gives me each day.
Thankful for nature, family, great coworkers, and some days off 🙂
I am thankful for the school that I work at. We function as the body of Christ, and it is amazing to see that when someone is going through a hard time. We work together as a team, holding each other up, supporting each other, and stepping in when we see a need.
I am grateful for my vocation and for the gift of teaching. May God use me as His instrument to bring many souls to His Kingdom! Happy Solemnity of Christ the King!
Can’t wait to read the devotional book! Thank you so much!!
I am thankful for my family and my amazing network of friends. I am so supported! (also thankful for my warm house and a soft cuddly blanket)
I am thankful I live in a free country – free to worship, free to learn, free to share my Savior!
I am thankful for my family.
I’m thankful for the talents of others.
I’m thankful for my family & friends – in my household & also those that live at a distance & still take time to call/text/email me
Thankful for the gift of faith, family, and friends!
Thankful that my family has been healthy during these difficult time.
I am thankful for my students, coworkers, and family.
Thankful to work in a Christian school!
Thankful for my faith and family!
I am very thankful for my son!
Jesus, a marriage, a baby on the way, family, and a job at a Christian school.
I’m thankful that I’m fully vaccinated, including a booster shot & my flu shot!
I am grateful for great coworkers!