Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy New Year!


School finally started today for the Little One, and yes it's a very late start, but I'll take it. We met with the teachers for the annual back to school night. After I met the teacher, I was tense. I don't know that it was entirely her fault, but something about the presentation and my state of mind combined for an anxious feeling. It's fifth grade and to hear them tell it, we're entering the big leagues now. I had to remember that this was my fourth time doing 5th grade.

Then I had to pray for peace because the last thing I needed to do was to start the school year in an anxious state. As I prayed this verse came to mind - "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
So I prayed for peace and while I was at it, I also prayed for:

A wonderful school year
             Strong intellect
                            Good work ethic

Pray isn't just for the big things, it is even more effective for what we would consider the little things. As I prayed scripture and recalled God's promises, that anxious feeling slowly disappeared, and I knew we would be all right this school year. God promises to give good things to this children and he tells us to ask. The mere act of asking inspires hope because I know God hears and answers.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Have a wonderful school year. Are you experiencing any new beginnings?


  1. I hope you and the Little One have a good school year. It is so hard to believe that I am officially beyond that stage. I was in it for so long. Yes, I pray you peace for the academic year.

  2. love this positive post! thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I go through this every school year and it's even more stressful for me b/c my son has a learning disability with words/reading. So I'm always on edge but prayer DOES work. We pray every morning before school and big time on test day. God answers prayers let me tell you (you already know) b/c he received a Superintendent's award for making the "A" honor roll ALL last year. With God on your side you cannot fail therefore I encourage you to just take it day by day. I don't know why the teacher's take that approach of how difficult it's going to be. He's in second grade and the first thing out of her mouth was how much WORK they do daily. I just shrugged b/c MY God's got this.

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