“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
(1Thessalonians 5:18) (KJV)
Living Life full of Gratitude
Transitioning to new things is not always easy. Thank God for Grace and Peace! I am grateful to St John United Methodist Church for making my transition easy and joyful. Thank You St John.
Back to school
This is a season that is like a bowl of fruit salad, it comes with excitement, joy, some stress, and a little bit of anxiety for both the students, the parents, and the grandparents. Some of us who love the sunshine might be feeling a little sad that summer is over. Those who are entering Elementary School, Middle School, High School and College for the first time may feel nervous or a little scared because that means everything including teachers, some students and maybe even the school is NEW.
This is a season of New Beginnings, childcare, preschoolers, kindergarteners, or first graders all these changes affect the family's day to day schedule. It changes how we manage our time, our finances and our relationships. But in all of this we Give Thanks to God who encourages us to be thankful in all circumstances. Again, families do not have to go through the stress and anxiety alone, but the Church community walks besides them. The church is there to LOVE, PRAY and ENCOURAGE, the families and the teachers so that they don’t have to CARRY all the BURDENS alone. As a church we are grateful to have children who are going to school at any level as we join them in the journey by being there whenever needed. It is the responsibility of the professionals in those schools to see to it that the children feel safe and comfortable in their new environments, as it is the responsibility of the Church Community to seek God’s providence and protection for the schools in our community and beyond. Let us give God the Glory for this coming season for His mercies are made new every morning!