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    It's a new school year! We need encouraging, helpful resources to make it great. 15 Resources for a great school year.

How to PRAYER Walk for your school printable

If you could do one thing to impact school for your own family and even in your whole community, would you do it? Where does school fit in your life? Are you a teacher? Does your family home school? Is the start of school a thing of the past for you? Or do you have kids in mourning about the mornings?

In honor of my new hometown loading the buses, opening up the school zones, and packing lunches, I want to share a new free printable back-to-school tool. As a kid, my back-to-school rhythm started at the beginning of September or even after Labor Day. Moves to other states as a teacher and a mom meant that I shifted to an earlier start in August. Our new hometown in the Inland Northwest is just opening classroom doors this week!

No matter where school fits in our lives, we all have a traditional school in our community. Every woman of faith has the potential to impact people in her neighborhood through prayer. Regardless of age, career status, or nature of your family, you can become an advocate for the good of the people where you live. The children, parents, educators, and community support network around us need our faith work on their behalf.  Do you believe God listens? Do you believe prayer makes a difference? Do you believe people have needs? James 5:16 tells us that prayer has “great power as it is working,” (James 5:16). Prayer is the one thing you can do to impact school for your own family and your whole community.Prayer Walk for your school

The printable guide How to PRAYER WALK for your school will help you pray for people in your neighborhood.

  1. Print it and fold it
  2. Share it or use it alone
  3. Pray through it

The start to a new year of school brings the potential and promise of growth and learning. Lives will be changed this year. It’s too important to just “let it happen.”  We can do one thing for our own families and for our communities that is guaranteed to make a difference. We can pray.

Check out this list of 21 resources for Back to School

Other Come Have a Peace School printables:

The recipe for Jul Bars

I’ll be sharing one of my favorite recipes for Jul Bars in my upcoming newsletter. The monthly-ish newsletter has been “off” during my move and transition, but this Saturday I’ll be sending some of my favorite links, some places where I’ve been writing that you may not know about, and my not-secret-for-long recipe for Jul Bars. We love them for hiking, camping, lunch boxes, and care packages. Be sure you’re subscribed to receive the newsletter in your inbox!


Ashley Madison

How to talk to your husband about Ashley Madison

With the unfolding of the news about Ashely Madison, a lot of wives are asking questions. Some women feel guilty for wanting to see the list. Others judge those who have reasons to wonder about the list. Since the database is predominantly male, the leaked information from the adultery website has given women something to talk about. Who should we be talking to about Ashley Madison? All of us should be talking to God about Ashely Madison. We should all care about sin, because God cares about sin and went to great lengths to restore the damage from it. When marriages and churches and testimonies are undone by the ugliness of deceit and … Read More...


Church, cheating, and creating the Duggars scandal

Anyone can be a Duggar. A lot of us are. In the aftermath of revelations about the Duggars' private life, more than a few Christian conversations included questions like, "How does this happen?" While sin can be boiled down to simple explanations, it rarely follows uncluttered storylines. I want to understand how bad things happen so I can avoid them. Don't you? In the case of Josh Duggar's scandalous lifestyle of cheating, I'm afraid a lot of us church-going folk might miss a key part of the story. I'm afraid it's our part in the Duggars story we can't afford to overlook. Like me, Josh was born a sinner in a sinful world. Apart from … Read More...

Fruit of the Spirit in marriage

How to show the Fruit of the Spirit in marriage

Marriage is a gym where we workout our faith. If you're in a husband/wife relationship, we face sets of circumstances making it hard to obey. We’re asked to push through repetitions of godly choices. Is it realistic? Does God really expect us to show fruit of His Spirit in response to the flesh of our husband? How does God expect us to do our part? On my recent flight from West to East, I found myself in seat 10B across the aisle from an elderly couple with hair the color of desert dust. Before I buckled my seat-belt, Husband shuffled up and down in his seat, loudly narrating his concern about being seated in the right place and the … Read More...

10 Ways Moms Bless Moms School

10 Ways Graduated Moms Bless School Moms

I didn’t put the first day of school in my planner this year. I'm not a teacher, a school parent, or a women’s ministry leader. I’ve graduated from school! I can stop: packing lunches filling out permission slips buying extra paper towels for teachers stocking up on wide ruled paper writing lesson plans volunteering for the PTA sending dry erase markers for extra credit I can stop, can't I? If not for lessons learned in 25 years as a school mom and teacher, I could stop. If not for four words, I would stop. Because of four words, I can’t. When kids complete schooling, graduated moms get a new assignment. Older … Read More...