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Iroquois Principal's Corner

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas break and were able to spend time with friends and family. Welcome back!

I was recently at a church service where the pastor shared an instance where he was filled with anxiety about some things going on in life. He was facing a mountain that he felt was too high to climb. He was questioning his trust in God. As I heard this, I thought about the mountains in my life. I could relate to what he was saying.

There have been challenges in my life that seem like they have no solution, and I’ve wondered in those times, where is God?

It was helpful for me to hear a pastor has struggled with this because I have struggled with this feeling of God being absent. He left me with the word trust. Trust God to do something supernatural. To pave a path over the mountain, but not to remove the mountain! He is with us and he will get us over that mountain.

Our kids have faced or will face mountains in their lives. They will go through things we wish we could remove from their life, but we can’t. However, we can be with them through those mountains. We can encourage them, push them and guide them down the right path. We can also share with them to trust our God who does supernatural things, even when that’s hard to trust him. It’s hard to watch our kids endure those mountains.

However, mountains are faith builders, and they prepare our kids for life.

Blessings to you as you go through you face your mountains, and also as you encourage and guide your kids up their own mountains.

—John Barkel

John Barkel

John Barkel

Grand Rapids Christian
Elementary School
Iroquois Campus


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