Not So Empty Nest Days

Cherishing the days past while moving towards the days ahead, BHG

Summer Vacation is Exiting…

Back To School

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence
and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and
praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Matt 5:16 AMP

Is it really that summer is over that fast?? Where did it go? How was it
able to escape our grasp?? Is this the reason the kids are growing up so
fast? How did my youngest go from entering the seventh grade to being a
junior in the flash of an eye? And where is the slow mo button??? *insert

I picked this Scripture to highlight this first blog of the school year so
as to remind not only our children, but also ourselves of how we are to

Soon enough, we as parents will be offended, angry, hurt and/ or frustrated
at what is going on in school, at sporting events (even when we are not the
coach), peers, and teachers. We need to remember to let our light shine
before OUR CHILDREN that they may see our moral excellence, etc. How did we
really expect to teach our kids the fruit of the Spirit if we don’t display
it? Parents, our children may be throwing fits that embarrass us for their
teachers, but no matter how different they are, you telling off the
teacher, parent or even talking with your child in earshot, WHICH IS
how to throw a fit as well. Their excellence is going to be what we display
as excellence, not what we call it.

When I read this verse, I get extra convicted because there have been times
when I am seething mad and am talking to another parent; I tend to forget
that my child is around. And she is a nosy one so I can’t keep up the fuss
and keep watching for her too. Besides, we shouldn’t have to. Discussing is
one thing but complaining is against the law… in my Father’s eyes. But then
again, on a daily basis I’m doing what I shouldn’t be…. Okay hourly basis.
I’m so glad grace and mercy follow me!

Let’s instead do as the Scripture states. No changes, unless you want that
for your child.

Have a good school year… on purpose!

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