#052: Real Talk About Back-to-School

It is back-to-school season, but not like one we have ever experienced before. This new year brings many unknown challenges and today’s episode gets into all of that, along with all the opportunities to pray in this time of uncertainty.

Our guest, Tara L. Cole, is the author of Everyday Prayers for Back-to-School and Abide: 40 Ways to Focus on Jesus Daily. She is a wife and mom of three boys, and loves helping moms and their kids build relationships with Jesus together. To top it all off, she is also a teacher, which was very fitting for this topic!

In this episode, Brooke, Erin, and Tara discuss school choice, all the new stress this year brings, and making this a year of grace. Tara highlights the four areas of prayer for this school year covered in her newest book, including:

  • praying for the right friendships
  • blessings and insight for our teachers
  • success in classes
  • encouraging our children’s unique gifts

Tune in to be encouraged as we start a school year unlike any other!

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Verses we are praying:

“O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” -2 Chronicles 20:12 ESV

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” -Romans 15:13 ESV

“God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit. Then I will teach the rebellious your ways, and sinners will return to you.” -Psalm 51:10-13

Are you feeling weary?

Today, if you’re feeling worn out, worn down, weary—may we offer you some hope?

There is a God who loves you, sees you, and wants to empower you with truth that can set you free to experience joy, peace, and even purpose in your mothering. You just have to want Him to.

Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin created a 5-day devotional series based on their book, Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess, to help you get started on this journey of overcoming weariness and choosing to live a hope-filled life.

It’s called Dear Weary Mom, and is a series of letters from their heart to yours—a perfect place to find the God who wants to meet you in your mess.

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