Our Greatest Teacher

Love the Lord your God

Before we know it, the summer will be ending and it will be time for school!

Oh I can remember it so well… the beginning of a new school year. My fresh box of crayons. The clean, new notebooks. The freshly sharpened pencils and never used before erasers.

The organization of it all. I loved it. And the excitement for the new experiences yet to come! I loved school. I always have. That probably makes me a bit of a nerd… but that’s okay!

As all these new adventures and experiences and changes are about to begin, there is no better time for the reminder how important it is to carry faith and love with us wherever we go. To carry God with us wherever we go. I love how this verse reminds us all about that love and to love with every thing we have. All of our heart. All of our soul. All of our mind.

Whether back to school means heading out to school or schooling from home, we should always make our choices with love for Him first.

We know Christ is our greatest teacher and that means learning never ends!

Love the Lord your God print

I thought this print would be fun to have out as the school year begins as a focus for where our heart and soul and mind should be!

You can just click on the image {a free PDF printable} and you will be able to open or download the image, that you can then print to use in your own home. Personal use only, please.

The print is 5″ x 7″ and in the first photo, it is inside of an 8″ x 10″ frame.
And for those of you who have asked, the print is also available in my shop in an 8×10 size.

What is your favorite thing about back to school… whether it be about your children or your own school days memory?

Created just for you, by Jennifer at StudioJRU.

  • http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com Southern Gal

    I miss your blog! I love the same thing you do about a new school year, the newness and freshness of it all. I loved school, too, so I’m a fellow nerd.
    Thank you for the print! It will sit on my desk so I can see it each and every day.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Thank you, Renee! Makes me smile to hear you are a fellow nerd! :)

  • Andrea

    Oh gosh! I loved school too! Seeing old friends you didn’t get to spend time with during the summer was my favorite!!!! A fresh notebook was a good second! Ha ha on my tad bit of OCG (obsessive compulsive good)! But for my kids. The obvious, they are in school!!!!!!!!! But being able have new experiences. Be excited about the school carnivals and the plays. It’s all very fun! And of course all the good grades!!!!!! I loved school!!!! And. Pray they I can pass that love down to them as well!!!!!!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      I love your excitement, Andrea! So many things to experience!

  • http://www.heartsonguard.com Vanessa

    I always loved the promise the new year held – but the excitement was always mixed with nerves — would I make friends, would I like my teachers… My son starts full-time preschool this year and it’s nervewracking!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      I think excitement often comes with a touch of nerves, Vanessa. I get that! Full-time preschool… how fun! :)

  • http://www.heartchoices.com Debbie

    This is beautiful Jennifer! I downloaded it and will frame it. Our school year will be starting at the beginning of August so it’s perfect timing. You are so creative!

    Blessings and love,

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Thanks so much, Debbie! Have a great school year ahead!

  • http://www.lipstickmakeseverythingbetter.com Arden Elizabeth

    I loved the first football game of the new year. I was a cheerleader and LOVED running out in front of that crowd each August. Even though I did it yearly, it always felt fresh and new.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      So fun, Arden! Those games were always such a great part of school. Always something to look forward to!

  • Heather

    I love the routine that back to school brings and of course the excitement of new learning!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Getting back into a familiar routine is always nice, Heather!

  • Penny

    Thank-you so much for the print.I will find a special place for it in my home.

    Back to school to me is about the fresh start.


    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      You are most welcome, Penny! I agree, that fresh start is wonderful!!

  • http://www.trippingovertypeset.com Rachel Q @ TrippingOverTypeset

    New books, new paper, new pencils! :)

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Yes, yes and yes! :)

  • http://www.aleciasimersky.com Alecia

    Thank you so much for this! I love the bright colors.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      You are very welcome, Alecia! Thought the bright colors would be fun for ‘school time’!

  • http://www.kathycheek.com Kathy @ In Quiet Places

    My daughters have been out of school for a long time now, but I still love a good school supply store and shopping for pencils, notebooks, ink pens, post it notes, etc., and I feel like I am back in school, but now I do it for my writing…which is even more fun.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Oh that is awesome, Kathy! Yay for office/school supply stores! :)

  • Tina

    You’re such a Blessing, Jennifer!!!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Well thank you, Tina, that is so sweet of you!

  • http://alifewelldone.wordpress.com Lis

    I loved the anticipation of seeing how everyone had changed coupled with showing off your newest, “cool” school supplies. By October, I could care less, hehe!

    Cute printable!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      LOL Too funny, Lis! :)

  • http://hamershappenings.blogspot.com Lisa

    The beginning of the school year reminds me of new beginnings….even more so than New Years. Time for starting over, new habits, etc…Nice printable…

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Thank you, Lisa! Yes… so many new beginnings come along with a new school year!

  • Paula

    I’ve always referred to “back to school” time as Nerd New Year! I love the fresh start and new routines…and that was before I had kids to send off to school! Hope it’s a great new year for us all!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Oh my goodness… ‘nerd new year’… I love it!! :)

  • tami

    Can’t believe that no one has mentioned the fun of labeling each new school supply! i have to force myself to let my kids help, because i love doing it so much myself!

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Oh yes… the organization that is labeling! :) Love it, Tami!

  • Beth Williams

    I love getting back to routine. I like being busy, to a certain extent. Back to school means back to business and no more slow slow days. Plus it brings with it some cooler fall weather.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer Studio JRU

      Yes, Beth, we can’t forget that promise of fall weather on the way!

  • Jennifer

    I don’t understand the print. Can someone explain it? Thanks.

    • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

      I thought the alphabet would be a fun way to relate to the upcoming school year that is just getting started and the verse is a reminder of where to keep focus as we ‘head out to school’. Hope that helps. :)