Sharing Our Blessings - Teach 4 the Heart

Sharing Our Blessings

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

Wow, what a year! But amidst all of the challenges, there have been so many blessings, not the least of which has been learning to depend on God and His strength each day.

He truly is good, and I've learned in a new way this year how important it is to put my hope in Him, rather than probabilities, predictions, vaccines, politics - you name it!

If you've been struggling in this season, not sure where to find hope, then I encourage you to look to Jesus. You can find out more about the hope He offers here.

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! ​​

FREE GIFT #1: teach uplifted ebook

To help say thank you, please enjoy 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
Teach Uplifted ebook - devotions for teachers

FREE GIFT #2: math logic puzzle activity


We're also giving away a FREE Order of Operations Logic Puzzle Activity ($5 value).

This activity is a great way to practice math while also building teamwork & problem-solving skills.

Get the group activity here.

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:

    Love it!

  • 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.

  • Susan says:

    I’m thankful for 3 healthy children!

  • Anna says:

    I’m thankful for my family!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I am thankful for a healthy family and for being able to see my students face to face (for now, anyway!).

  • Vicky Ramirez says:

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

  • Susi says:

    I am thankful for my family. I am also thankful that Jesus is my Saviour.

  • Heather says:

    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.

  • Nancy says:

    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.

  • carrie says:

    Love your bio! I’m thankful for teacher friends because I couldn’t do it without them!

  • stephanie says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful family

  • Ruth says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends in my cohort who are all awesome teachers-to-be!

  • Kelly says:

    I am thankful for a wonderful family and supportive friends.

  • Shannon says:

    I’m so thankful for my dog Toby. He is so sweet and gentle. He makes every day better.

  • Terri says:

    I’m thankful for my family and friends!

  • A.R. says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends.

  • Debbie says:

    I’m so thankful for Jesus and the hope he gives me.

  • BH says:

    I’m thankful for every moment with my sweet daughter Maisie.

  • Jessica Roush says:

    I’m thankful for a merciful God, my daughters, and family.

  • Mikesha says:

    Thankful to be surviving in a pandemic.

  • Jen says:

    I am thankful for my amazing family and the support they give me each and every day!

  • cynthia says:

    I am thankful that everyone I know, family, friends, students, are all safe and healthy.

  • Theresa Simoneaux says:

    I am thankful for people like Linda who are not ashamed nor intimidated into silence about faith in our society today!

  • Megan says:

    I’m thankful for my family and health.

  • Siliva says:

    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.

  • Lori says:

    I am so thankful for my small rural school district where everyone knows everyone and looks out for each other.

  • Robin says:

    I’m thankful that my family and friends are healthy.

  • Amanda says:

    So many great things to be grateful for! Mostly grateful for faith to know everything is going to be ok.

  • Stephanie says:

    I am thankful for my husband and my family

  • Alexa says:

    Thankful for a beautiful family!

  • KT says:

    I am thankful that God takes care of me every day.

  • jackie says:

    I am thankful for my family, friends and students who are willing to come to school under our current situation

  • Tara Brown says:

    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!

  • Lori says:

    I am thankful for virtual hugs and support from teachers all over.

  • Beth Ogden says:

    I am so blessed to work with supportive teachers. We are a big family and look out for each other.

  • Theresa says:

    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.

  • kelsey says:

    I am thankful for technology that helps to continue to teach, attend church, have doctors appointments and much more!

  • Cristy says:

    Thankful for family, community and health. All thanks to God.

  • Jennyfer says:

    Thank you for the freebies 🙂

  • Shanna says:

    So thankful for Jesus’s work in my life and that I have the privilege of working at a Christian school!

  • Mim says:

    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! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Thankful for my family and friends!

  • Jeanne says:

    So thankful for my friends, family, and church community.

  • Julia says:

    I am thankful for my family and my fellow teachers.

  • jen says:

    I’m thankful for life slowing down and allowing me to enjoy the things that matter most.

  • Emily says:

    I am thankful for supportive friends and family members, especially this school year!

  • Suzan Q says:

    So thankful for family.

  • Andrea says:

    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.

  • Jenna says:

    I’m thankful for my students!

  • Katie says:

    I am thankful for my family and my health.

  • jen says:

    Thankful for other teachers like you who share with so many people.

  • Diane says:

    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!

  • Virginia says:

    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!

  • Denise says:

    Im already a subscriber to the podcast. Thanks for your incredible resources,

  • Melissa says:

    I am thankful for my family!

  • Rachel says:

    I am thankful for my family and the awesome teacher community that has helped support me through this school year!

  • Renee Coggins says:

    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!

  • Valerie McElroy says:

    I am thankful for a wonderful work family.

  • Erica says:

    I’m thankful for amazing coworkers at my Christian school, and for other educators who are there to support me in this crazy year.

  • Angela says:

    Thankful for health and my family!

  • Ms. S says:

    I am thankful for God’s love and salvation, for my family, friends and loved ones.

  • Amy says:

    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.

  • Julie says:

    Even though I forget and take forgranted I amthankful that Jesus always loves me and helps me to come back to him.

  • Ann says:

    I am thankful for each new day that I am given and all of the amazing people in my life.

  • Jessica Stein says:

    I am thankful for my fellow teachers who have all pulled together and had each others backs.

  • Jennifer Whipple says:

    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.

  • Tracy says:

    I am thankful for my family.

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