Facing Our Fears for the School Year

Facing Our Fears for the School Year

Our summer is officially ending as the new school year launches today. Our youngest daughter begins first-day classes at a local technology center. My husband, Rob, has already tackled his reading this morning for his new master’s program. Our middle daughter...
Dear Teacher…

Dear Teacher…

Dear Teacher, Our paths have woven together as we start this new school year. Even though I don’t know you very well yet, we have plenty in common. We both want what’s good for my child. We care deeply about helping kids learn, grow, and thrive. You and I want a...
Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Growing Through Prayer – The Stress of School

Lord, As my children fill backpacks, lockers, and lunch boxes, their minds are filled with worries too. Will I make new friends? What if I embarrass myself in class? Will my teachers like me? How much homework will I deal with? Will I get good grades? Am I brave...
Growing Through Prayer—Pressure to Perform

Growing Through Prayer—Pressure to Perform

Lord, It’s the season of test scores, trophies, and report cards. My kids feel pressure to perform and measure up. They carry silent fears, wondering Am I going to make it? Am I accepted? Am I enough? My children can believe their value and worth are on the line....