Sunday, August 24, 2008


At 8 am tomorrow morning, I will address my campus's student body and launch the 2008-2009 school year.

One of the reasons I love working in education is the cycle of each year's beginning, ending, and new beginning. Each year has a personality and feel all its own. Each group of students has a chemistry all its own. And, each year brings joys and sorrows, triumphs and challenges no one could have foreseen.

My prayers for this school year are:

*That our campus will be safe.

*That our students will truly experience what I will be promising them tomorrow morning: A Fresh Start.

*That our students will learn and enjoy success.

*That every adult who works with our students will do so with a loving spirit, even when they don't feel like it.

*That our focus will remain on students first.

I love the phrase "Times of Refreshing" from Acts 3:19. May tomorrow morning be a refreshing start to a successful year.


Paul Ford said...


On this "morning" of this new school year, I hope and pray that you had a good past night (summer), and have awaken to a fresh day. I pray that you will arise with determination and dedication that our God has blessed you with. I pray that He will watch over you, your faculty, and your students this year, and that you will allow Him to fill you with His Spirit, and that you will allow Him to work through you this new year. May God bless you and those who have a desire to teach His little children.

Now on a more personal note:
"Get out there and take care of those kids!" :)

preacherman said...

Wonderful brother.
I bope you have a great school year.