My little boys and I were cracking up at a vintage episode of The Cosby Show. Before I could get to the remote to fast forward, a commercial break, complete with a woman pulling off her clothes, filled the screen.
My boys and I were out on errands and heard a song with a great beat in the store. Next thing I know, the boys are asking me the meaning of words they have no business hearing.
We’ve taught our boys that there are certain words they do not say (the closest a kid can come to swearing without saying the actual word.) So imagine my surprise when my 8-year-old son showed me the words in one of his favorite kids’ books.
Parents, we’ve got our work cut out for us.
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There’s a difference between being a good person who considers themselves a Christian, and truly living a life for Jesus Christ. I learned this difference in college. Prior to that time, I had asked Jesus into my heart, I was nice to others, and I tried to be a “good girl.” However, living a life dedicated to God, studying His Words and His ways, is what brought me to a true realization of Who He is in me, and who I am to be in Him.
With the recent celebration of Christ’s willingness to die for our sins, and subsequent rising from the grave, I am reflecting upon what that victory means to me. Too often we minimize it to only meaning victory over sickness, sin, and death. Jesus’ dying on the cross did give us victory over all of those things, praise God. However, there is so much more that His death did for us.
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Experts say it takes anywhere from 21 days to 66 days to form a new habit, depending upon what you read. Bottom line – it takes time to phase out with the old and in with the new. As you read this, we’ll be in the third month of the year and close enough to consider any new habits solidified. That’s exciting! Or is it? It all depends on what those new habits are. Perhaps you’ve made some progress towards achieving your goals, but things still don’t seem to be flowing as smoothly as you thought. Springtime is right around the corner. Maybe now is the time for a little “Spring cleaning.”
The beginning of the year is the traditional time for deciding what areas you want to work on in your life. Setting goals, of course, is productive. But so is a time of pruning. John 15:2 of the New Living Translation says, “He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.” Simply put, after a couple of months of effort, it’s a great time to examine your progress, and any changes that need to be made. Here are just a few areas you can review to determine if you are doing all you can to move towards achieving your goal, or if a little tune-up might be in order.
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