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Anxiety and the Pandemic: How Parents Can Cope While Sending Children Back to School

You, as parents, serve as the critical link in the bicycle chain of getting our educational system back on the road during this crisis, both for our nation and for our families. When you brought your child into this world, you accepted the vocation of parenting: to be loving, conscientious caretakers and leaders in your child’s life, both during your child’s earthly travel and, through Christ, into eternity. Without the Spirit’s presence and your understanding, commitment, sacrifice, and hope for your children, this quest to restart our lives and economy safely won’t be successful. Although there is enough anxiety for all within this chain, that of parents is perhaps the hardest to recognize or, at least to accept. I can guarantee your anxiety is observed easily by your children and is highly palpable in the planning of your school’s teachers and administrators.

Connecting Students’ Families to Church

Entering the back-to-school season, teachers have a great opportunity to reach out to the families in our schools and connect them to church. While some of these families may already be a part of a church body, many school families don’t have a church home of their own. During this season, churches are re-launching Sunday School and hosting back-to-school events and backpack blessings, but how can we continue to connect school families to church as the year progresses and schedules fill up?

School Supplies: Christ’s Love, Christ’s Ministry

It’s back-to-school season! Along with buying new school clothes and restocking crayons, glue sticks, and pencil boxes, many families are learning new school routines. Others are diving right back into a hectic weekday schedule, after a brief summer respite.

Adjusting to School as a Lutheran College Student

College is tough. With the pressure of getting good grades, meeting new friends, and trying to get involved on campus, it is tough to grapple with it all.

College 101: What They Never Told You in High School

Going into my senior year of college, I feel like I know a lot of the ins and outs of higher education. And I am here to share that valuable information with all of you! I'm here to give you the best tips, tricks, and honest truths about going into your freshman year.

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