Families across the nation are adjusting life routines to ensure their children receive a formal academic education. With a new school year under way so much time and energy is invested into:
Waking on time
Preparation of a healthy breakfast
Arrival to school on time
Completion of homework
Preparation of dinner
Whew, and at the end of the day you wonder why you are so tired? But wait, you’re not done…
What about your childs Spiritual education? Where in the course of the day did you educate your children about the Lord, His mandates, His Love, His Mercies, His compassion and His favor. Everyday, God makes Himself known to you. Do you recognize His presence, provisions, and mercies? Do you share His presence, provisions, and mercies with your children. God’s word says,
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
As a parent you have a huge responsibility to train your children in the ways of the world and the ways of the Father. And, while the focus is on the beginning of the school year, it is vital for all to remember this is a race and it will last for nine months out of the year so…
I will never forget playing the role of Widow Carney in the musical “Oliver”, it was both challenging and fun. I like all my other classmates worked hard to ensure the production was a success. What I never expected was to receive the award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
Wow.. I didn’t even know there was one but it was such an honor to receive the award. In fact, I still have the trophy today.
What I learned from receiving this honor was…
It Is So Important To Recognize People For What They Do!
Today this concept was reinforced when I attended Stephen F. Austin Elementary’s Awards Ceremony. Watching my Granddaughter Cheyenne receive awards for “A” Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, and the coveted Gator Award was priceless. Cheyenne beam as she looked around the room and realized everyone she had invited was there. While receiving the award was very important to her, it was more important for those she loves to witness her receive the awards.
I am so very proud of Cheyenne…She worked very hard for her awards. I would also like to thank the teachers and administrators at SFA Elementary for recognizing the children for their hard work!
Recognition is vital for the well-being of an individual. So, I ask you…