August feels like a month of revving up. At the same time, it’s a slow month of contemplation, prayer, and soul-searching to begin the academic year afresh. It’s a strange combination of external frenzy and internal calm that’s necessary to hold everything in place.
I have one daughter beginning her senior year. This means Friday night football games to watch her march in her marching band, college applications, and a year of “lasts” as a girl at home. Another daughter will begin her high school journey. This means the stress of a new schedule with unfamiliar routines and people.
For both girls, there’s so much to pray over and so much to seek wisdom about. There’s so much to invite the Lord into.
So we rev up and slow down at the same time.