Back to School

Fall is here.  Kids are back in school.  You did it!  You purchased the supplies and posted the first day photos.  Now how do you keep that excitement going?  How do you make this the best year yet?  Breathe.  I’m not talking about Pinterest style lunches and daily parties.  I am merely suggesting that you intentionally take an interest in your child and his/her day.  How?

Pray for and with your child daily.   Have little ones? Try this fun prayer as you are walking to school or to the bus stop.

” Jesus help me do my best

as I learn and play and rest.  

Teach me, Lord, to show Your care

at home, at school and everywhere. Amen”  

Slip a note into your child’s lunch box or backpack.  Need some suggestions?  A simple note saying “I love you” or sharing an attribute that you love about them (I love how kind you are).

You can always slip a Scripture note too! Some favorites include John 14:27, Romans 8:28, Isaiah 43:1, and Matthew 6:33.

If your child has a test or a hard situation, slip a note in reminding them that you will pray throughout the day.

Are you too exhausted to even think about anything beyond getting the kids out the door?  Skip the notes, skip the new prayer and simply take time to really listen about your child’s day; the best and the worst parts.

Children model the behaviors they observe.  Is what your modeling worth imitation?

Celebrate!

This Sunday, June 4th, we are celebrating all that God has done for us this past year. We will hear stories from people of God’s work in their lives, we have around 20 short videos that folks have sent in and we will have a big picnic after the service to continue the celebration and connect with each other. We are going to do this in one service that begins at 10 am and continue this schedule of one service at 10 am throughout the summer.

We will also hear more about the purchase agreement we signed for land for our future site and the process moving forward. It will be a great morning, I hope you can join us.

This service and picnic is one of the highlights of the year for me. I love to hear faith stories of how God has worked in people’s lives, I love to hang out with people at the picnic and I love to eat! Please join us and celebrate the goodness and grace of God. See you there!