Sunday, September 18, 2016
"THOSE" Kids Today??? Let Hope Arise!
Rather than being thankful for the technology breakthroughs of this century -- cell phones with cameras, texting, social media -- you'll hear folks talk about the horrific things that kids are getting themselves into because of technology. Some folks say "If only we had the good old days when the worst temptation was chewing gum in school." But, I want to tell you.....there are kids today who are breaking the mold of "those" troubled kids. These kids have true hearts for God, for serving, for giving and for making a difference in this world. A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a young woman in my church who is passionate about teaching girls the importance of loving the "beautiful" that God made them to be, so she created a pageant for beauty that comes from within.
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.