Yes, it's still summer but school is not far off. Now is the time to begin shopping for school supplies and clothing. Parents who help their boys and girls prepare in advance are seen as learning advocates. Your actions speak loudly and reinforce the importance of learning.
Four simple steps can get you off to a good start: 1) Be upfront about the money that's available for school shopping. 2) Take inventory of what is still useful from the prior year. 3) Make a list. 4) Determine the best shopping day and then enjoy the experience.
2 Chronicles 15:7 NKJV "But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded."
I think back many years to the end of the school year and how I much I looked forward to the summer months. One thing that sticks out is that the days were not real structured or full of activity. There was plenty of time to imagine and create my own kind of fun on our eighteen acres. Books were read, rocks collected, trees climbed, Kool-aid with neighbors, fish rescued, and pictures drawn, just to name a few. Often my siblings were a part of the fun, too, but not always. Please don't let the gift of imagination be lost. This month's challenge to all of you is that deliberate time will be set aside for your children to experience imagination.
Proverbs 20:4 NIV May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.