New Meters

The utility company came to my neighborhood and replaced everyone’s meters.

The new meters will send information to the utility company using wi-fi, so they don’t have to come out and read them anymore.

Mom and I went to look at the new meter and I noticed it had a black button.

Me:  I wonder what this button does.

Mom:  I don’t know, but you probably shouldn’t touch it.  You might mess something up.

I pressed the button and nothing happens, so I pressed it five more times.

Mom:  What is wrong with you?

Me:  I don’t know.  I see a button and I have to press it.

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Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

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This book teaches people in need of change to help people in need of change.  Here are a few interesting tips I discovered while reading Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.

  • Our eyes can be so focused on the problem that we miss the person and the struggles within.
  • We build relationships by identifying with suffering.
  • Enter their world, get to know what they are facing, and help them understand their resources in Christ to face their particular situation.

Road Map to Change

  1. Consideration – What does God what the person to see?
  2. Confession – What does God what the person to admit or confess?
  3. Commitment – To what new ways of living is God calling this person?
  4. Change – How should these new commitments be applied to daily living?

Thoughts on Love

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.  (Helen Keller)

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love.  This is how the whole scheme of things work.  All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.  (Confucius)

Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.  (Maya Angelou)

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Family Fun Ideas

What can families do to have fun together?

  • Board Games
  • Movie Night 
  • Art and Craft Projects 
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Local Museums 
  • Miniature Golf
  • Play Frisbee 
  • Have a Picnic 
  • Laser Tag
  • Geocaching 
  • Fly Kites 
  • Balloon Volleyball 
  • Go to a Park 
  • Community Concert 
  • Attend a Play 
  • Bike Riding 
  • Go to the Local Library 
  • Puzzles 
  • Bird Watching 
  • Dance Party 
  • Bowling 

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Change Takes Discipline

The dictionary defines change as, “to become different in some way, to change is to adjust develop, transform, or revise.”

However, you cannot have change without discipline.   

Discipline is defined as, “a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; to be disciplined is to have self-control, self-restraint, and self-mastery.”

Basically, change takes discipline.  The two work together.

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