Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A wonderful prayer for your school children

This prayer is in my prayer book for children and I wanted to pass it on to you. I think it is a wonderful prayer specifically for our children who are returning to school. Just read the prayer and insert your child's name or gender in the blank spaces.

Lord, I pray that (name of child) will have a deep reverence for You and Your ways. May he/she hide Your Word in his heart like a treasure, and seek after understanding like silver or gold. Give him a good mind, a teachable spirit, and an ability to learn. Instill in him a desire to attain knowledge and skill, and may he have joy in the process. Above all, I pray that he will be taught by You, for Your Word says that when our children are taught by You they are guaranteed peace.

I pray he will respect the wisdom of his parents and be willing to be taught by them. May he also have the desire to be taught by the teachers You bring into his life. Handpick each on, Lord, and may they be godly people from whom he can easily learn. Let him find favor with his teachers and have good communication with them. Help him to excel in school and do well in any classes he may take. Make the pathways of learning smooth and not something with which he must strain and struggle.

I say to him according to Your Word, "Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge" (Proverbs 23:12). "May the Lord give you understanding in all things" (2 Timothy 2:7). Lord enable him to experience the joy of learning more about You and Your world.

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children." Isaiah 54:13

School days, school days!!

Can you believe that summer is over and school has started??? Tricia was so excited to go to school this year. Someone else wanted to go too...lol!

She is in the first grade this year. When she got to the school her teacher, Mrs. Brown, was waiting at the door for her. She got a big hug before going into her classroom.

Tricia found her desk and sat down to try it out. She is so glad to have her own desk. In Kindergarten the children shared a large desk, 4 children to a desk. Tricia needed a little more space of her own. Finally, she has that in first grade.

She found her cubby with her name on it and quickly put it to good use holding her book bag and lunch box.

When I left her there she had her pencils all sharpened and was sitting at her desk ready to do lots of writing and learn great things.

Tricia is my social bug and loves to be with other children. I'm so thankful for a great Christian school for her to attend with great teachers and fantastic kids.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A few mobile pictures

Some things that I really love.....

1. The way my girls laugh and giggle when I tickle them.
2. The way Tom smiles when I compliment him.
3. The soft sheets on my bed. They have owls on them.
4. The gentle way Buddy plays with the girls.
5. The beautiful sunsets we've been privileged too lately.
6. Tropical Smoothies Kiwi Quencher!!! YUMMY!!
7. The fact that God loves me more than I will ever know.
8. The way that God keeps answering prayers and blessing me daily.
9. The rain. When it is so hot you can hardly breath, the rain is a refreshing reprise.
10. Playing games with my girls and munching on popcorn.
11. When Tom brings me flowers and tries to hide them from me....LOL!!
12. And last but not least, I love knowing that Jesus is my Savior and I know that my sins are forgiven.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."