My how time flies

I have a middle schooler.  No really, I have a middle schooler.  I know you hear this a lot, but it seems just like yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital and now she is in 6th grade.  Not only that but she will pass her Mother in height within months it appears.

Instead of bemoaning the fact of my growing old.  I want to celebrate the fact that kids are resilient and are not lacking in their ability to change, adjust, and get along.  I firmly believe that the prayers of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and many friends make a difference in a child’s life.  We at times take for granted the important and heavy lifting we partake in as prayer support for each other and in particular children.
So I encourage us all today to pray for our schools, teachers, and most of all the children who inhabit them.  We stand in the midst of a new and brave world (as has each generation before us) that will take more from us than ever before.  Let us join our hearts and minds and passions together in prayer.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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