I had the immense privilege of reading A Teacher’s Prayer by Tammy Mentzer Brown this weekend. I am a slow reader – especially with kids and pets and writing and this past week a hefty summer cold overtook us. But I found myself stealing the moments I could to read her incredibly powerful and touching memoir.
To know how faithfully God orchestrated even the worst things around for good in Mrs. Brown’s life really touched me. The way she sought Him for comfort and peace, and how incredibly brave she is.
This story is for every teacher that has prayed for a child long after they left your classroom, for every student (or once was student) who had a teacher make an impact in your life, and for every single survivor of hard places. I am so grateful that so many people poured into Mrs. Brown’s life and that she was able to overcome obstacles and walls and really difficult circumstances.
I am blessed to have made a connection with Mrs. Brown – that is the joy of authorship, making connections. While she kindly gifted me a copy of her book, she did so out of the kindness of her heart and with no expectation of a review. This review is my honest opinion and I couldn’t help but share it with you.
In case you don’t remember, Mrs. Brown stopped by my blog not too long and shared about her writing and her life with us. You can read that post here.
About Tammy Mentzer Brown:
I am a child of my Heavenly Father. I am very blessed to be married to the love of my life, Patrick Brown (who is an Occupational Therapist) and we will be celebrating 29 years this December. We have two amazing grown, married, children, Anthony and Lauren who have equally amazing spouses, Julia and Alex. I have worked in Human Resources and Accounting for over the last 20 plus years. But currently, my focus is on accounting and writing.
I hold two degrees and am lucky to say they are a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of North Alabama (UNA) Florence, AL and a Master of Arts (MA) in Biblical Studies from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
Currently, I teach Sunday School, as well as am an active participant in LifeGroup at our church. I love talking about scripture and learning from others in the process. There is so much I have yet to learn and I am so grateful for all of the many amazing people I have met along the way.
I have also taught Women’s Bible Studies-multi-denominational, worked with youth for over 28 years, Girl Scout Leader, Speaker at various churches, retreats, schools, state conferences, etc, as well as been fortunate to be interviewed with various newspapers, radio, and even appeared in a t.v. segment for Fox 6 News out of Birmingham, AL in “What’s right with our schools?”
My heart is with the following:
Blue Monarch (volunteer and support when able): Blue Monarch serves abused and addicted women, along with their children, who are “currently recovering from physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, alcohol or drug addictions, poverty and mental health issues.”
CASA Works, Inc. of Tullahoma, TN Provides a voice for abused and neglected children in Bedford, Coffee and Franklin Counties. Their vision is, “that every abused and neglected child who enters the court system has a special advocate”
Where can we find you online?
Happenstance: published through Austin Macauley Publishers, USA (hybrid publisher)
https://www.austinmacauley.com/us/book/happenstance reviews found here too: https://www.austinmacauley.com/us/book/happenstance#reviews
on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=happenstance+tammy+mentzer+brown&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
A Teacher’s Prayer
On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Prayer-Tammy-Mentzer-Brown/dp/1935786326
Devotion: I Pray Immanuel: A Supplement Devotional to A Teacher’s Prayer https://www.amazon.com/s?k=i+pray+immanuel+tammy+mentzer+brown&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
Until next time,