Honor someone who is serving our country Monday. They deserve it.
Check out the bracelet I made for my great-grandchild's mommy. "He" is due in February, and we're excited! I'm thinking of ebooks to write for him already. We need to learn how to communicate because he lives in California and I'm in Nebraska. I need to read to him so that he will recognize my voice. My daughter and I hope to visit there in March 2012.
...Now, where did that picture go?
I'll be starting a giveaway on Monday. For the boys, a brown shell bracelet. For girls, a blue bracelet similar to the the one shown above. All silver is sterling silver. Quality beads. Sized to fit the winner. Send me your email addy in the comments section until Friday, June 10th.
If you're ages 13-19 (a teen), sign up for the drawing, as many times as you can.
Today I was listening to my IPod, in Genesis. I'd been explaining our family generations to my grandson Josh (Yes, that's my grandson's photo above. He's the new daddy), and the people in Genesis reminded me of how we influence our future generations. Joseph's brothers super-bullied him, and he had to forgive a lot of other people. What would have happened if he had refused to forgive his brothers and the others who made so much trouble for him? We never know how our good behavior will influence our families, or our bad behavior.
THINK ABOUT IT-- WHICH ONE OF YOUR ANCESTORS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST? Comment, comment, comment.
May 27, 2011
May 17, 2011
IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT
Isaiah 40:13, 14
Why are you bullied? I'm tellin' ya, it's not your fault. It's not about you. There's nothing wrong with you.
There's a reason. Anger, hurt, insecurity, rejection, embarrassment, feeling singled out, and fear grow in a kid's brain when he's bullied. He finds a victim (you) he can hurt, and make you suffer too.
If the bully settles his anger issues, he will feel better. He may not want to hurt you any more. That's why I said, "Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you."Luke 6:28.
Regardless, find someone safe and tell them what is happening. Don't be like Amy, who wouldn't tell anyone about repeated rapes. Why? She didn't want to get the dude in trouble! Get real, Amy! You are not responsible for anyone's behavior but your own, so report bullying or any other offense that makes you feel worthless.
Get help. Now.
THINK ABOUT IT – If you allow bullying now, you could develop a lifetime habit. You'll need courage to face your trouble now, but you'll save trouble later. JUST DO IT. I never want you to be bullied.
++Jesus sees all those laughing at me and He helps me, IJN.(In Jesus' Name).
++My sadness shall be turned into joy and happiness, IJN.
Pray for your pastor today. Ask God to keep him safe from gossip and the lies people tell.