As a new school year begins there can be a lot of emotions. For new students, they are worried about adjusting to living away from home, to what going to class will be like, to who they will be friends with. For parents of new collegians they worry about leaving their children in a new place and how they will do away from home, many of them for the first time. For returning students, it is a return to the struggles of keeping up with course loads and maintaining balance in their lives once again.
As I was preparing to lead new students and their parents in worship during a welcome service a couple of songs came to mind that I thought helped address some of these emotions. [Read more…]