Archive for August 28th, 2007

8:28 or 8/28?

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I know that most kids were not looking forward to today with it being the start of the new school year.  I spent a good deal praying for many of the youth as they began another year of academia…  I also can’t help but see the significance of todays date (8/28).

Look to Romans 8:28

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.

Many students today are feeling like “what good can come from me going to school?”.  I believe this year can be an amazing year for our students.  I believe that many will be used by God to “work for the good of those who love Him”.  Students, what can you do to make the most of this year?  What is it that you have been called to do?  Maybe help a friend feel connected?  Maybe reach out to one who feels unknown?  Is there a word of encouragement that you can share with someone who needs it?  Are you in a class so that you can be a positive example to someone who is headed down the wrong path?

Just because you aren’t feeling like this new school year is anything to be celebrated doesn’t mean that it can’t be.  Make the most of your opportunities and trust that God will do His part…

A Day at the Beach

Megan began school today.  I still can’t believe that she is in the 3rd grade.  More than that, I can’t believe that she looks forward to going to school!  I’m still trying to figure out where she came from…

We began a tradition this year.  We’ll visit the beach the day before the start of school each year.  Every summer we go to Hampton at least once and this year we waited until the last minute.  But it was well worth it!  A trip to Hampton Beach is never complete without a visit to Little Jack’s.  Lobster at it’s finest…

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Prayer Request – updated

I went to see the doctor today.  He’s thinking appendicitis.  I’m waiting for an authorization from my insurance company for a CT scan.  After spending quite a bit of time on the phone with the insurance company I have drawn the conclusion that the term “health” care needs to be changed.  The only thing that they care about is their bottom line…  So, tomorrow I may get in for a CT scan.  At this point I am not feverish so that is a good sign.

Be praying that I won’t need anything at all.  I believe completely that healing can still take place.  The pain can go away and the swelling can go down.  Please pray for this.