Every school year is different. And for all of us, 2020 is guaranteed to be one for the record books.
Back to school supplies now include a computer or tablet.
Wifi routers are now more cherished than marble notebooks.
Pajamas are the new uniforms and Zoom calls have taken the place of cafeteria chatter.
2020 will absolutely be a different school year!
Whether our kids will be doing remote only or some form of hybrid learning, we can face the new normal the same way we’ve tackled every other academic year.
We can pray our way through this pandemic.
Have you ever seen the Snickers commercials? You know the ones from the “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign? Well, that’s exactly how I am when life gets stressful and I am feeling completely overwhelmed.
When things in my world get too chaotic, I’m no where near to being a sweetly saved, compassionate, and caring person.
Family, friends, co-workers, even strangers – they all get my I just want to be left alone, passive aggressive cold shoulder.
That is until the Holy Spirit pulls me back from morphing into someone I am not proud of.
Oh Lord…here we go!
Back to homework assignments.
Back to special projects.
Back to state exams. Packing lunch bags. Fussing over outfit choices, or why the uniform is “boring”. And my all time favorite, back to the daily dash to make it out the house on time.
Sweet Jesus, it’s back to school time!
Would you excuse me for a moment while I take a deep breath. Feel free to take one too. I promise, I won’t judge!
It’s that time of the year again: when sleeping in late and days spent relaxing by the pool turn into a mad dash for supplies and waiting in those car pool lanes.
Yup, it’s back to school time!
Whether your child is starting kindergarten or their first year of college, heading back to school can be nerve wrecking for a lot of parents.
Worry about what the year might bring can easily trickle into our thoughts and our conversations.
But as parents or village people, (because it still takes a village to raise a child), we can decide to speak life giving words over our children.
At times we allow our fears and our anxieties to speak louder than our faith.
But Proverbs 18:21 tells us “the tongue can bring death or life…” That means, with our words, we can change the course of our children’s future.