Monthly Archives: June 2014

When I wrote those words on the board, I had no idea what I was in for this year.

A Love Letter to My Students

Dear Tercero Uno, We’ve still got a few weeks left together, you and I, but it’s time to start thinking about the end. I don’t even know how to begin this, and I certainly don’t know how to end it. Sounds kind of like our year together, doesn’t it? On the first day of school, […]

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Prayer? There’s an app for that.

Actually, as it turns out, there are quite a few apps for that, but there’s a brand new one called “Echo Prayer” that I am already a big fan of. And for the record, they are not in any way reimbursing me for reviewing their product (they don’t even know who I am). I just […]

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Travelin’ Tuesdays: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Photo by Waiting for the Word via Flickr We’re back with more Travelin’ Tuesdays! At least, for the rest of June. All bets are off for July, when I’ll be spending time in at least 4 different states, 2 different countries, moving, and preparing to start a new job. But when Pentecost came around this […]

We'll see how it does on the flight home.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by a full day of recuerdo shopping with some great finds! Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the web this week. On the Web: – Showing up and telling the truth. “Years ago a friend told me a little something her therapist shared that I always remember. […]


10 Ways Teaching Abroad Made Me a Better Teacher (and person)

When I signed up for this gig, I was mostly looking to improve my Spanish and see the world. While both of those have been true, I have gained so much more both in and out of the classroom through my time overseas. Here are just ten of the many things I have learned and […]

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The Intoxication Miscommunication [Or: A Theology of False Cognates]

“MISS I’M INTOXICATED!!!” We had just come in from recess and he was the last one through the door, except one child had stopped in the doorway and started yelling. “Hon, no you’re not… Please don’t come into my class yelling.” “Yes, Miss, yes, I am intoxicated miss I AM INTOXICATED!” I was beginning to […]


June Featured Sellers

Each month here at The Inspired Story, I feature some Etsy shops and sellers that I think you all would benefit from knowing about, because the internet is a big place and we all miss out on some of the amazing things going on out there. This month we have a few familiar faces and […]