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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who Is Your Hero?

This was a question I posed to a group of 5th & 6th graders whom I was briefly able to enjoy as my students. My personal definition of a hero is one who I admire and would emulate. That being said, the following answers gave me much to think about.

My hero is my mom....she is a hard worker and she is godly.
George Washington is my hero....He followed God....He also helped form our nation.
My dad and mom are my heroes...They tell me about Jesus and teach me to live as a Christian.
My dad is my hero because he is a leader for right.
President Abraham Lincoln is my hero. He was honest, just, and not proud.
My hero is Fanny Crosby. She became blind because of a doctor's mistake, but wasn't mad at him. Even with a disability, she wrote thousands of hymns...She used her talent for the Lord.
My hero is Jim Elliot because he was godly; he and four other men gave their lives trying to reach the Auca Indians in Ecuador.
My hero is Preacher. He teaches about God and is a good, friendly man.
Billy Sunday is my hero. He would put his whole heart into a job. In trials he prayed and trusted God.
My parents are my heroes. They love me and take care of me the way it says in the Bible. They try to do the best for God.
My hero is my dad. He loves me and he loves god. He raises me for God and he wants the best in my life.
My dad is a strong Christian soldier in the battle against Satan and evil.
My Grandpa is my hero because he does what is right.
My heroes are my parents because they both love the Lord and want to see me grow up and live for God. They are a good testimony to me; they trust Jesus to supply our family's needs.

Most of the students picked their parents or pastor. People who have a very real impact on them; it makes me think what I'm doing as a teacher. What sort of impression do I give to my students? Just through reading this, I've been challenged to really watch myself in all circumstances for the students who sit before me have such impressionable minds and hearts.
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