We are in a season where we are surrounded by continual discussion about the importance of staying healthy. Every news story, every email, every Facebook post seems to be focused on the topic of health. It has become the ultimate goal and objective of everything we do from the minute we wake up til we go to sleep.
My question to you this month is “What are we going to do with our health?” We watch what we eat, how much we exercise, what our blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are etc. Why? Just so we can “feel good?” As most of you know, our family has been in a health crisis with my husband and health has been a primary focus of our past 4 months. As we have been resting in whatever path God has prepared for us to follow, we have spent a lot of time talking about what actually is the value of health. We know God can use our lives even when we are ill for His purposes, but He also calls us to be good stewards of our bodies so we can do His work. Our lives have meaning when we dedicate ourselves to do His work. It is not enough to just “be healthy.” We need to do something with our health.
One area of possible service to God is volunteering at our school. Coastal Academy functions as a co-op program. There is a team of parent-teachers who serve as your Board of Directors and oversee our many activities but much of our programming is done by you. There are many opportunities for you to get involved and make our school what you want. Look at the article below for a partial list of needs. Please don’t hesitate to get involved! You won’t regret it! Volunteering at school will build wonderful connections and provide opportunities for making potentially life-long friends.
Please contact me or any of your board members about how you might like to “use your health for His Kingdom” by getting more involved at Coastal. We’d love to talk to you!!
“For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them.”(Ephesians 2:10)
In His service,
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This is a collection of the reflections our principal, Susan Truman submits to our monthly newsletters. She is married to her college sweetheart and is a mother of three. She graduated two of her children from Coastal with her third child attending a special needs school.