My friend Steve Silver, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Lebanon, NH offered the children of his parish a great way to kick off the new school year–The Blessing of the Backpacks! I have to say I kinda like the idea. A simple way to remind students that God is involved in the ordinary events of their lives. They even carry their blessing around every day! Way to go, Steve! Check out his blog, the Mainline Minister, which you can find on my blogroll.
Maybe I should bless my backpack?