Back to school 2016

What do you say when your kid heads off for the school day?

I had never really stopped to consider that little blip in time (the last words we say to our kids before school) as a teachable moment

Whether sending your kids out the door to walk to school, catch the bus, dropping them off in carpool line, or even sitting down to a day of homeschool, you probably have some line you typically say to set the tone for the day.  “Have a great day!”  or something like that.

I began to ponder biblical encouragements that could replace my well intended, but shallow send-offs.
How about…

  • “Grow in wisdom today!”  (Luke 2:52)
  • “Be a friend who loves at all times today!”  (Proverbs 17:17a)
  • “Walk with the wise today!”  (Proverbs 13:20)
  • “Be quick to listen today!”  (James 1:19)
  • “Bring joy to yourself and others with cheerful looks today!” (Proverbs 15:30)
  • “Trust in the Lord today, with whatever it brings!”  (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • “Have a thankful day!”  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Try using some of these.

School starts Monday and my youngest starts her preschool books. Yikes!! Summer when fast.


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