The first thing we know about God and His character—before anything else—was that He created, profoundly speaking the very existence of something into being without canvas, brush, paint, wood, metal or even clay for that matter.
I knocked on this "door" when I was 7 years old and the door to life has begun a dance ever since with lots of twists and turns, bumps and bruises.
I imagine Mary’s head reeling and heart pounding, being reminded “peace, be still.” Give yourself permission to ponder in your heart as Mary did. This is how we prepare.
If you are dropping your student off to college for the first time, here is some encouragement and advice to help you transition well.