When I as a teenager I wanted to be an architect. My parents supported this and they bought me a drafting table and watched as I drew day and night. I was creating plans for houses and schools, playgrounds and zoos. Then after a few years I realized I no longer wanted to be an architect because I stopped enjoying straight lines. 🙂
For a long time after that I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. I went to college to study music but I realized that it was something I enjoyed doing not something I wanted to do for a profession. But during my time of discernment I realized that I was surrounded by students who declared specific majors – but many of us were unsure what we wanted to do with our lives.
There are many words in the Christian faith that begin with the letter G — Genesis, grace, Goliath, and God just to name a few. These are important words to the life of faith. However, it is also important to be generous.
I love spending time with generous people. There is something magical about being with someone whose energy elevates my own and who inspires me by their giving. As much as I try to be generous with my time, talents and treasures I know that I fall short of where I want to be.
While it is typically the high-profile people who are recognized for their generosity, anyone can become more generous by thinking about eight simple actions.
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Warning: There are a few swear words in this video.
We have looked at the covenant God has made with us over the years. Starting with the Covenant made with Noah,Abraham and Sara, Moses,David and now we come to the greatest covenant of all – the one made with us through Jesus.
This might be the hardest to understand. Sure we can see the covenant made with Noah not to flood the world again. We can understand the covenant with Abraham and Sarah, that their names change and from them come many nations. The covenant made with Moses was to the Israelites to help them establish a community and finally the lineage from David to Jesus.
Raising kids is hard! Since becoming a parent I walk a fine line between being my kids father and their friend. No matter what I them to know that I love them no matter what, that I am thankful for all that they do and they are wonderful, talented individuals.
However, in the hustle and bustle of life I forget to tell them these things. I spend so much time getting them to activities, correcting behavior, and just making it through day-to-day life that some of the more important messages get lost.
So if you are like me I would like to remind you of 5 things you can tell your kids today to encourage them and to remind them that they are special.
“Nothing is impossible with God.” Have you heard that before? Do you really believe it? I have seen things, read about things and personally experienced things that have truly tell me that God is with me and that I can do anything with the help, love and grace of God.