It is back to school time for me. Recently at church we sang my favorite hymn "Be Thou My Vision." It was a good reminder as I start a new year to keep God first and foremost in everything I do and plan as I teach. I adopted the phrase as my theme for the new year and made a "chalkboard" style poster to put in my classroom as a reminder. (Click on the image above for a larger version - it is free for your personal use.)
Another phrase from the hymn is "Naught be all else to me, save that thou art." I know all the "thous" are old fashioned, but sometimes I think it is a good poetic way to remind myself to reverence God.
As my last little creative fling of the summer, I made a soldered charm using the two images and wore it on the first day of school. I really love how this turned out - hopefully can try it again with some other phrases.