1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
...as Kinzi's elementary days come to an end... so will her eduction at a Christian school. Next year she will be going 'PUBLIC'. I will miss not seeing JESUS being taught in English, Science, Math, etc... and ALL the other spiritual elements of a Christian School - Memorizing versus in the Bible, Celebrating Easter and Christmas, PRAYING together before Meals, Sporting events... EVERYTHING! ... Her teacher gave a great talk at graduation about being an EXAMPLE to her peers, saying NO to temptations, cheating, lying, drugs, profanity.. and saying YES to Jesus - showing people who HE is with your character, personality... your actions!
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will - Romans 12:2
...This decision to GO PUBLIC is definitely bittersweet... I have completely enjoyed the education both girls have received going to a Christian school - I have also spent 4 hours of my day in the car to get them back and forth to school. TOTALLY not complaining here... because it was worth every minute - but, having a little one HOME soon and thinking about all that time she would have to be in the car - it just would not be FUN for her.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations!
I think both girls will have an opportunity here to SHINE bright! ...to SHOW Jesus - to be an example and I am excited for both of them and the AMAZING girls that they are and I will be PRAYING that God will use them in ways to reach out to their teachers, students, bus drivers, coaches... to make disciples!
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.