Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Off to School We Go

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIV
So kids are going back to their learning slots and summer 2011 is getting the epitaph written on it.  As they pack up their notebooks and pencils and start the task of putting together the 40-pound backpacks remember to put them on the right foot:

Students:  Say your prayers.  Always think about what you would like for yourself and then work hard to help others around you to get the same thing.  We are all more alike in our needs than we are different.  Don't be afraid to ask for what you need.  Be polite and the world will open up to you.  Be encouragers and do-ers.

Parents: Say prayers with your children.  Remind them to go with Jesus when they get on the bus or out of the car.  Send notes in their lunches of not only your love, but God's.  When worried and wanting to hold them back close tight to you remember they are God's children first -- always.

Teachers: Hearts and prayers go out to you.  Education is no longer the Three R's.  You've been saddled by the avoidance of care in homes with raising kids; where feeding, clothing, nurturing from teachers are the only parenting they get.  Remember your prayers as we all remember to pray for you.  Your modeling of Christ to your students carries with it the most powerful testimony of faith that there is. There are two kinds of teachers we remember -- the truly exemplary and the truly awful.  Strive to be exemplary Christian examples and the Holy Spirit will transform not only the children you're called upon to teach, but you as well.

Go with Jesus everybody!

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