During my childhood, I often found it strange to celebrate “New Year’s” in January, when everything in my life revolved around September 1st. For a kid, the start of the school year seems to act as a hinge upon which so much of life revolves – not only the grade you start, but also most of the activities you do: sports, clubs, music lessons, and so on. I always thought that once I grew up, this would change.
Because of my work in youth ministry, it never has. The beginning of September still marks the start of all sorts of things, and this year it’s going to mean more than most.Continue Reading