It's hard to believe, but we're about ready to head back to school here. My girls start school on Aug. 15. We've been shopping for school supplies and clothes. We've been up to the middle school to decorate lockers and walk through my daughter's class schedule. A couple of more weeks, and we'll be back into the school-year routine.
I switched the calendar over to August yesterday, and after enjoying the relative blankness of the squares in July, I almost choked at how full the August squares are. From soccer practice to back-to-school night, those squares are filling up fast. I'm not quite sure I'm ready to move from the lazy days of summer to the busy days of August.
So, as we head back into the school year, our Dinner Discussions this month are all about school. They include fun questions about school as well as thought-provoking ones about character and actions. Use them to get your kids thinking about how God wants them to act while they're in school and away from you.
Use the time at dinner to get your kids focused on the school year ahead. Share some laughs and some thoughtful moments. Even if you don't head back to school until September, you can use the evenings in August to get your kids ready.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." And right now, it's time for back to school.
Don't miss our upcoming series "The Best School Year Ever," starting on Monday. We'll have some great tips for getting ready for the school year just like we got ready for summer. A little planning can get you off to a great start, whether you homeschool or send your kids to school. Tell your friends and don't miss it.