Principal’s Message: July, 2014

Dear Friends of St. Luke’s,

"God brings peace to your borders, and satisfies you with finest wheat." ~ Psalm 147:14

The weeks of summer are magic for me... even with the heat of the San Joaquin Valley! Maybe it’s that old "school-is-out" fever that still makes me smile, but these are days I do really enjoy with getting our school ready for next fall.

How will you spend your summer months? I hope your plans include as much time as you can spare for relaxing with family and friends... and finding God’s grace. Just pulling back from the regular routine can re-orient us to what’s lasting and true. Things don’t have to get too complicated for any of us to succeed. Before the sun gets too hot, I try taking more walks here for meditation and prayer. In the evening, I work through my summer reading list, which includes some favorite passages from the New Testament, too.

Right now God is asking us to catch our breath, step back from all the rushing and find strength in the promise of salvation. Wherever you are, whatever your responsibilities, receive the Holy Spirit into your heart and celebrate summer. God Bless each one of you! 

John Rieschick