HE’S BUILDING A WHAT?!
“This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.”
Read Genesis 6:9-8:22
• Noah obeyed God when it made absolutely no sense
• Noah ignored everyone else around him
• Sometimes God has us prepare to do His will months & years in advance
Continue reading “Empowered by Faith: Lesson 2”
MOM! I’m bored! How many times do you hear this over the summer? I would always tell our daughter that I wasn’t the entertainment director on the cruise & she should find something to do. Sometimes this worked however, there were times when I needed to come up with something for her to do.
Unfortunately, even the most creative mom runs out of ideas to keep the kids busy throughout the summer. That’s when the good people at BHG come to the rescue. This article offers tips to help you not only keep the kids busy but also stimulated mentally.
And remember, the days don’t need to be packed with Disney-like fun-filled activities. Sometimes, it’s fun to just turn on the hose & let the kids play. It’s always those simple things that make the best memories.
While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!
Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along”
YOU HAD ONE RULE!
Adam & Eve
“And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.””
Read Genesis 2:15-3:24
• Adam & Eve had no concept of Wrong/Bad/Evil
• Adam & Eve were only able to process information & make choices
• We make a mistake when we judge Adam & Eve by post-fall standards
Continue reading “Empowered by Faith: Lesson 1”
Guilt thrives the more we keep it to ourselves. guilt begins deep within us & likes to stay there. The longer we keep it locked up, the more it grows & multiplies. We feel shame when we haven’t done anything wrong.
Continue reading “The Problem with Guilt #6: Guilt Likes the Dark”
BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in shouting matches or tears, either them or YOU?
Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule”
A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.
Continue reading “The Problem with Guilt #5: We Go It Alone”
It’s easy to overspend during BTS. Ever if you only buy the essentials, those items can run into a lot of money. You must sit down with your list & create a budget. Knowing ahead of time what BTS is going to cost prevents surprises.
Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #4 Create a Budget”
We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!
Continue reading “The Problem with Guilt #4: We Overcompensate”