Well it's the first day of school for the majority of our students.....and parents. How are your emotions and nerves? No matter if you're a nervous wreck or shouting from the rooftops, like the picture below, be reminded that God has this!
Here's a couple of thoughts about school in general and maybe some things to keep in mind as you suffer or rejoice on this fine Thursday. The first day of school!
(yes, these are tongue in cheek but meant to bring a smile and possibly our feet back to the ground.)
I realize today is tough. And now that you're probably all mad at me just relax or maybe rejoice. Rather than being sad you're mad at me. I've done my job in getting your mind off of that other thing!
Enjoy the freedom, the schedule, the opportunity to pour into lives you would never have come in contact with if not for school. And yes, I would rather have parents who over dramatized every situation than a parent who could care less. I would rather you request every teacher you want than never show up, help out or show interest. I would rather see parents run to greet the child at pick up line rather than the one who won't even acknowledge they're in the car. I rejoice that the majority of parents are gung ho.
I do however pray we allow our children to breath though, develop independence at the right age. I pray we give them responsibility and even at times allow them to fail. If they never fail and we're always there to right the wrongs I'm afraid they'll never learn at all. So we pray for wisdom and we step back and view life, school, new beginnings with Scripture and the fact that God is in control as our lens!
Happy First Day of School! The first of many more firsts.
Last night we took a break from Acts and challenged student with 4 things. We wanted to both challenge and encourage students as they prepared to go to school today. We realize many were in bed by the time we got out preparing so we wanted to, as always, put the notes online so you can read back over them and maybe even discuss them with your student(s).
1. See school as an amazing opportunity to share and follow Christ. (Mission Field)
2. Rather than conforming to the world around you be changed by God!
3. Build and Strengthen Godly Relationships!
4. Get in the Word!
The complete notes are below as well as a picture of some questions following the sermon. In all of this we challenge you all to embrace this school year. Understand that more than students, parents, teachers and whatever, we are children of God. This is our first and foremost privilege, calling and passion. May our lives and actions reflect this in all we do. Whether we eat or drink may we do it all for the glory of God.
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.