Archive | February 2012

On Your Side

Fighting with Mom or Dad or both? Feeling they don’t ‘get’ you? Do you sometimes feel you can’t take it anymore and just want to escape? Maybe you’re not in that place at all, and things are going great. And if so, that is awesome! If not, know you’re not alone and that things will get better. It’s all a part of this whole family thing. But you know, without families, we wouldn’t be here! So they’re a good thing, right?shutterstock_112175681

It’s TOTALLY not fun to feel misunderstood . . . feeling your parents don’t love you . . . that they’re not on your side. Well, I’ve got news for you . . . It’s just SO not true! Don’t believe it for one second! Just know that they love you and want what’s best for you, even when it doesn’t feel that way.

You know that God loves you. He even hand-picked your parents. And just like your heavenly father loves you, your earthly parents do, too.

So what do you do when you’re angry and upset and feel misunderstood? In John 15:12, God tells us to “love one another.” That includes your parents . . . even when it’s tough and things feel unfair. That means talking and working things out, knowing they’re truly on your side. So just do it. You’re sure to feel better, and watch all the good things that’ll come.

So the next time you feel a fight coming on, remember what God has said, and how about a pillow fight instead?!

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Candy Hearts, Love, and God

February . . . the month of reds, pinks, hearts, candy, chocolates, flowers, and LOVE.    

Have you treasured a very special valentine? Was it from your mom or dad? A friend? Or maybe a crush you liked a whole lot?

Or maybe it’s one you gave . . . or spent hours making . . .

Valentines are special. They’re all about love. And who doesn’t love LOVE? We were born to love and be loved . . . because God created us that way.

1 John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.” Isn’t it awesome how God started this whole thing? That He loves you more than you could ever imagine. That we have love for others because of His love for us. That even His plan for your life is one you’ll absolutely love!

So on another special Valentine’s Day, remember where it all first started from and have love-fun day!

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Like a Snowflake

Aren’t the seasons awesome? That God created them just for us? So what’s your favorite thing about winter? Is it the snow and snowflakes falling? Skiing down a mountain slope? Sledding, skating, or just playing in that white fluffy stuff?   

Growing up in Minnesota was the best. It snowed all the time, and the snowdrifts were so white and glistening and deep. It was fun catching snowflakes on our tongues, and how brilliant that God’s made each of them unique. That out of the bazillion of snowflakes that will ever fall, no two will ever be alike.

And isn’t it awesome that we’re like a snowflake, unique in who we are? That no one who ever lives on the planet will ever be like us. We all have different looks, talents, and things that we like . . . favorite places and hopes and dreams.  And the fact that He has a perfect plan for each of us, makes us even more unique.

Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” He made you to just be you. Now what could be better than that?

So the next time you catch a snowflake on your tongue, think of it as a special gift, knowing it’s as unique as you.

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