Language Line

Good morning!

As most of you know, I work in a school that is predominately Spanish speakers at home. It makes it somewhat challenging to communicate with many of my parents since I am not fluent en espanol. Being in special ed, there are several meetings the parents need to attend. We need to communicate.

So how?


We have two certified interpreters on staff, but we are TPS’s largest elementary. They are spread thin.

So we use a language line. You dial a toll free number, put in your school code, your ID number, choose your language number, then an interpreter introduces themself to you and conferences in your parent.

It works like a dream!

Communication. It’s so important. The ability to express oneself to another.

Did you know we have a language line with our heavenly Father? 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Just like with most of my parents, except we can call him anytime! We may not communicate on the same language level, but we have the holy Spirit who interprets for us! We are able to share our needs and desires with our God. And even though an audible response is not spoken, we can communicate. And we don’t even need a phone or special number dialed to do it.

Our God is available upon our immediate need. He is omnipresent. He is always there to listen. His reply may not always be immediate. But sometimes that is our answer. Wait. Be patient. It’s not yet time. His timing is perfect. Just be still and know he is God. Once we have given it to God, we can rest in his presence, and let it go.

Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel,” declares the LORD “It is an enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say. Ezekiel 3:5-6

Love and laughter,



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