"What is wrong with the schools in urban America? Why do their problems appear so intractable? How is it that, after years of effort and expenditures of billions of dollars, we have so little to show for our efforts?" - Paul Hill
On a day like today, when I cannot articulately verbalize my feelings about teaching - particularly in an urban school - when all I want to do is collapse on the couch, and start over tomorrow, I am glad I stumbled across that quote.
Then, the Holy Spirit speaks this simple verse into my heart: "In this world, you will have troubles. But take heart, I have overcome the world." Jesus (John 16:33)
Resting in that promise,