Back to School

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September’s here, and for many of us, that means a return to the classroom for some of the ones we love.

Michael shares the prayer he wrote after dropping his kids off for their first day of school.

Christopher’s piece on peer pressure is helpful for parents of teens as well as adults in the workforce as he reflects on how some lessons need to keep being learned. We aren’t so different from our kids after all…

Parents and college students alike may find the College Transition Initiative helpful. The site desires to provide resources that prepare “Christian students and parents to bring Glory to God during some of the most formative years of a young person’s life.” Topics range from social activities to college debt to ways to grow in faith.

This post is for parents and older teens/young adults and provides resources and stories that deal with the transition back to school.

Photo by Jens Rost. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

Sunday Follow Up

Yesterday, March 17, 2013, Pastor Chelsey shared a message from 1 John 1.5-10 entitled “God is Light.” You can listen to that message on Christ Community Church’s sermon webpage. By the way, if you listen to the sermon, you’ll notice that it ends abruptly with a lot of coughing. Here’s the quote not heard:

There are two ways of spreading light– to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

-Edith Wharton

One of the things from that message concerned the freedom- or lightness- in decision making that we have in and from our fellowship with Christ. As we seek “to be in the light as God is in the light,” our choices, actions, and attitudes seek to please our Saviour before anyone else.

B.J. Stockman expounds on this idea in his post, “The Goal of Life is not to be Liked.”

This post is a follow up to a message preached by Rev. Chelsey Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It is meant to challenge followers of Christ in their everyday living.