Of course it is not about the school supplies but the excitement of a fresh start for the children. They learn about their teachers and settle back into their routine, hopefully looking forward to learn new things.
For years, in our home “Back to School” was very typical – a return to a more stable home routine after an action packed summer of fun. This year things are a little different. Firstly, we dropped off Akash as an incoming freshman at Gordon College – truly a fresh start. Maybe what’s new for Ravi is not having his brother’s company. However, what is most different this year in our family is that it my turn to experience “Back to School”.
At the beginning of this year, I was blessed to be given the opportunity to teach pottery to middle and high school children at a home school coop. I also got to give a few lessons to “special needs “children through Newtown Youth and Family services, along with a “summer camp” at the YMCA in Danbury and a painting ceramics at Artfish, in Milford . All this has shown me the joy I get in sharing the ‘gift’ of Pottery that God has given me – and for that I am immensely grateful. Classes at the CHANGE coop start this Friday and I am looking forward to getting to meet my students and get to know them better, even as we have fun, playing with clay.
As you contemplate a “fresh start” this season what are you looking forward to? May I suggest we all put “Knowing God better” in our routine? All that we do has no meaning or purpose without His presence. As we are reminded in Philippians 3:8 “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord”