Back to School | Julie

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I can’t believe summer is over! Summer doesn’t officially end until late September and the heat is not going anywhere. But school is back.

I was looking back at my blog from the beginning of summer and all that we hoped to accomplish during the short 10 week break from school. We succeeded with some of our plans – family vacation & movie days. But failed at others – piano lessons & karate classes.

And here we are again. At the start of another school year. (I can’t believe Finn is starting 4th grade!)

I don’t do well with change. I don’t mind going from Point A to Point B. But I want to be there already. I don’t like the actual transition process. Does anyone!?!

I’m mentally preparing for getting to know a new teacher and figuring out the bus schedule and praying for good friendships. Some might use another word for this mental preparation – Worry.

Today, I’m clinging to 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, “For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”

And the word that is sticking out to me is “self-control.”

I must have self-control to not let myself spiral out of control with fears about “what if…” I must have self-control to take a deep breath and take it one day at a time. I must have self-control to remember that God is in control of who Finn’s teacher is, which friends will be in his class, what the bus route will be – God is control of everything.

Deep breath… God is in control.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28