I’ve always been amazed by the idea of a “back-to-school season.”   Back when I owned my printing business, I was amazed at how busy we got in September.  It seemed like everyone hit the reset button and decided to get back to work!  Personally, I love summer, but fall has always been my favorite season, and the idea of a new season of GROWTH is a big part of that. It feels good to get back into a regular routine.  In fact, Victoria and I still use the term, “It’s a SCHOOL night,” when it’s time to go to bed earlier.  What inspires me about “back-to-school” time, is the opportunity to GROW. It’s time to move forward in life—advancing in our abilities, cultivating meaningful relationships, handling more complex learning and responsibility. That mentality—that we are always ready to grow and learn more—is something I always feel in September, and embrace as an opportunity to set new priorities and goals for the coming “year.”

Mark 9:23 (NIV)

23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

So, What… for This Week?

What does this new season bring for you?  Are YOU ready to grow and advance to the next stage of your life, or are you stuck in a perpetual free-wheeling summer mode?  God has big plans for your life if you just open the spiritual eyes of your heart and dream again.  Remember how you felt as a child starting a new year in school.  I pray that God brings you everything that is possible and that YOU dream big dreams again.