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JUST 18 SUMMERS

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on the BY MICHELLE S. COX @MICHELLEINSPIRE

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www.just18summers.com

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I’D EXPECTED SOME ADJUSTMENTS AS OUR SONS STARTED NEW SCHOOLS.

I’d prayed extensively for God to prepare them for the change, to give them teachers who wouldn’t steer them from their faith, and to make it a good experience.

I asked my son what he did and he said he just sat down and looked at them. After they didn’t get a reaction from him, they went on their way. I was livid. Mess with me and it’s one thing, but mess with my children or my husband and you’ve got Mama Bear on the loose. I wanted to call the principal, but my son begged me not to and said it would just cause more trouble for him.

But I never expected what would happen to So we did the only thing I knew to do: We prayed my oldest son on that first day. He was quiet together and let God take charge. He says it best when he got in the car that afternoon. When in Deuteronomy 3:22, “Do not be afraid of I asked how his day went, he just shrugged. them; the LORD your God himself will fight He remained subdued for the rest of the day. for you” (NIV). I knew something was wrong, and I finally got -- -- --to-- --talk -- -- --to-- --me. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -{38.} - --him That’s exactly what God did, and for the three years my son was there, he never had a problem He had to change buildings for classes during like that again. the day, and as he walked from the first building, several bullies got in his way and wouldn’t Is your child encountering problems at school? let him pass them. They stood there making You can never go wrong putting God in charge. S condescending comments.

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