A long time ago (OK not THAT long), I headed off to college far from home. This week I helped my eldest son do the same thing and it got me thinking about how we help our children be brave.
Years ago, when I was a senior in high school, I went to a college fair. There I heard from some Christian colleges far from my home state of Ohio. As one of the admissions officers got up to talk about a college in Minnesota, I sensed God speak a simple sentence to my heart: “This is the one.” I almost cried as deep peace settled on me.
Now, I’d never been to Minnesota. I didn’t know anyone in Minnesota. But this college had the major I was looking for (Mass Communications, Theatre) and had an atmosphere that sounded nice. And so with the absolute faith that God was directing my steps, I headed off to college 15 hours from home.