Good Monday Morning, Company Girls! The winner of Friday's giveaway for the Archipelago products is Katie, who liked the Morning Mint things. Thanks so much to all who entered and helped spread the word about this great company.....and Katie, please drop me an email and I'll give you all the info for collecting your prize. Congrats!
Well, this morning, kids in my town are headed back to school again. Many homeschoolers have already begun their year, and other children are counting down the days until their schoolbell rings. I thought it would be a great opportunity to say a prayer for our kids - to give thanks for this generation and ask for a blessing on them. Feel free to use your own words...or simply pray along with me here. It's our Small Thing today.
We thank you for the children in our lives - our own and those of people around us. They are near and dear to your heart and we ask a special blessing on them as they head back to school. Please protect them from danger, keep your angels around them and keep them safe from any harm as they travel to and from school...and as they are inside the classroom. Put good teachers and leaders in place that have their best interests in mind, and who genuinely care about them and will inspire them to learn and grow to their potential. Surround them with friends who will be good influences and make good choices. Give our kids strength to stand up for truth and be lights in their classrooms - to live for you each day and put you first in their hearts. There are so many distractions for kids today, and we are asking you to laser in on their hearts and give them focus so that they can become the kind of people you want them to be. We ask that this year will be a turning point...that they will come to know you in a deeper way through the experiences that lie ahead. We thank you for your love and care for each of these little ones, and we give them to you today. We trust that you will watch over each detail as they don their backpacks and pick up pencils.....may this be The Year that we look back on and see your hand at work in their lives.
In Jesus' name, Amen
For all you mamas out there, you are in my prayers as well today! First days of school are always filled with mixed emotions - and I'm praying for peace in your hearts as you send them off or begin your school day at home. It's going to be a great year.
What is on your heart for your kids? Do you have a special prayer request for them? I'd love for us to join together to help you pray. Feel free to share.
Song of the Day: The Prayer, Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion