Rest & Replenish

“We need to do our ministry and our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us.”
Gary Haugen
CEO and founder of International Justice Mission

Some years we come back from spring break rested and ready to get back to school. Other years we come back tired from a busy spring break and it’s hard to get back into the groove. This past week, I’ve sensed the latter.

I know for my family, we had a packed spring break and had a great time, but it seems like we spent this week recovering rather than feeling rested and replenished, and without rest, everything just seems more difficult.

Much of that is the idea that you can’t pour from an empty cup (meaning, when you’re tired, you don’t have the energy available for others).

In the same way, our cups need to be filled each day so we can pour into our students’ lives. When our cups aren’t full, our students feel it. When our cups are full— when we’re able to do our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us— that’s when we’re at our best.

Today, I’m going to be very mindful of allowing God to pour into my life so that I am able to pour into those around me. Please join me if you can relate.

Jordan Collier

Secondary Principal

Jordan Collier is the secondary principal at CAC. Prior to joining the CAC family in 2011, Jordan was an English teacher for the Cabot School District. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Harding University (’03 and ’08) and has a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Each week, Jordan shares his Friday Thoughts with the CAC faculty and staff, and an excerpt of that is shared on The 'Stang.

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