Public School Proud: Half-Full Ministry to Your Schools

by Suzii Paynter, PTC Co-Director

Each morning going on 10 years, I start the day with juice from a small glass painted with a single white line.

Above the line is the Spanish word “optimista.” Below it, the word “pessimista.”

Which way to see the day? Half empty or half full. It is a prayer, or at least an admonition, to look for gifts and nurture them.

With this current focus on the intersection of congregations and public schools – I see churches in hundreds of communities nurturing kids, believing in God-given potential for each child – engaging in schools with an attitude and commitment that is “optimista,” half full.

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