August 2018


  • Traditions – Back to School Traditions
  • Create – Lunch Box Challenge
  • Family Time Recipe – Taco Pop Tarts
  • Student ID – Say Yes to New Things

A comfort zone is a space we like to live in to minimize stress and risk. Most of us like to stay where things feel familiar and secure. When we step out of our comfort zone, the anticipation of what might happen often opens us up to stress and anxiety. As Christians, we can rely on the Holy Spirit and “take courage” knowing that God is with us.

Our Storytelling article shares the story of a family leaving everything familiar and moving across the country. It is a beautiful reminder that God is with us wherever we go. God’s Word shares the story of Queen Esther and how she risked everything to save her people. God used Esther to be a small part of His big story because she was willing to step out of her comfort zone and rely on Him.

Recognizing that August is back-to-school month for most families, we wanted to acknowledge the uncomfortable feelings that come with a new school year. Our Traditions article has a list of ideas for some new traditions that can help ease the stress of a new school year. Student ID reminds us that we enter new seasons of life so God can present us with new opportunities. And when students trust and obey God, He will guide them as they step out of their comfort zone.

This environment is less about being uncomfortable and more about learning to rely on the Holy Spirit when we are. Our prayer is for this issue of HomeFront to provide ways to inspire, equip, and support your family as you live lives of risk for Jesus and the mission He calls you to!


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