Dear Campion Academy students,
You have been on my mind and in my prayers the last few days. I hope you know, that each one of you is precious to me (though I wish I knew some of you more)!
I have been processing the escalation of changes along with my own kids. Wow! How unpredictable this life is. However, we can have utmost confidence in God’s character. He never changes! We can trust Him!
This situation is a “mixed bag.” I must admit it is kind of nice to have some time off – even a little extra. But, what about the inconveniences and all those plans that are now cancelled or are “up in the air?” There is no way to predict or plan (which I like to do). And what about our friends? We miss them. I already miss you students on campus!
We have a choice. We can dwell on how unfair it is, what we are missing out on and unable to do. Or, we can focus on what we do have and the hundreds of things we have to be thankful for.
So, I have a few challenges for you. Not an assignment – though maybe I should make it one…
#1. Make a list every day of what you are grateful for!
It could be mental or write it down. We are told to “Give thanks in all circumstances.” Focus on what you have. My family is thankful we still have the internet and each other. (Though after a couple weeks stuck in this little house, that could change). I truly believe that “All things work together for our good.” Somehow, God can make this entire situation into something good.
#2. Think outside of yourself. Do something for someone else with no strings attached.
Helping others will bring more blessing than anything else we do for ourselves. Do it!
#3. Be intentional about spending extra time with Jesus.
I believe this pandemic is just a taste of the end of time. Our only security is in our personal relationship with Jesus.
I’m praying for all of you. I would love to hear how you implement these challenges.
Love and prayers!