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Where is God as we start a new school year?

Fall can bring new beginnings, big changes to routines and responsibilities, and a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone in the family. Simple practices (like connecting with loved ones, spending time in a sacred space, and incorporating rituals into each day) can help us to sense God’s presence and remind us that—no matter what else in life might feel uncertain—we will always be children of God.

Parents, use your own discretion when it comes to your kids. If content is rated for certain ages then we will indicate that. Enjoy!

Candle Time

Pause, light a candle, and take 15 minutes for caring conversation and prayer.

Share: What were your high and low points today?
Read: 1 John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.”
Reflect: What changes have you experienced lately? When you feel anxious or uncertain, what gives you comfort, hope, or peace?
Pray: “Thank you, God, for being with us in our highs, in our lows, and all the time; and for being constant even when other things change. Amen.”
Bless: Trace a cross on each other’s shoulder, hand, or head and say “[Name], you are a beloved child of God.”

For more conversation starters, try Daring Deep Discussions.
For more Bible texts, go to Suggested Scripture Readings.

Going Deeper

  • Create a home altar cloth. Decorate a tea towel, and use it to create a sacred space at home. Instructions.
  • Splash around and remember God’s love. Play in the rain, and be reminded of God’s baptismal promises. Details.
  • Color and send postcards. Who do you know who needs a little reminder that they are loved (and some happy mail)? View postcards.
  • Watch Butterfly Circus. In this short film, Will’s experience transforms how he sees himself, much how God’s love transforms how we see ourselves. (Parental discretion is advised for this video.) Video, discussion and reflection questions.

Heart Start Blessing is a GodZone ritual that you can do at home to remind each other “Whose” you are!

Listen to this song give voice to God’s faithful love, despite how we may feel on any given day.

Enjoy this story, read and sung aloud by the author. Follow this link to find discussion questions.

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