Falling TVs Hurt Kids

falling-tv-childDr. Gary Smith, a pediatric specialist that works in emergency rooms in Ohio, says, ‘‘This is a problem that is increasing at an alarming rate.’’

Falling televisions sent about 200,000 US children to the emergency room over the last 20 years. Smith, president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance, the reason he is asking for parents to be aware is because the injury rate has climbed substantially in recent years for these sometimes deadly accidents.

Doctors and safety experts say better awareness is needed about the dangers — especially the risks of putting heavier, older TV sets on top of dressers and other furniture that young children may try to climb on.

Most injuries are in kids under 5; head and neck injuries, including concussions, are the most common.

God Believes in You

Ever notice as you go through life that people wish for affirmation from others. Maybe you feel that way sometimes. You pause and realize that you go about searching, feeling empty and even feel lost sometimes. Well, you aren’t alone.

As you search, looking for answers, you’ll find many options. Michelle and I have placed our faith and trust in Jesus. Some of you have placed your source of affirmation in a different place. As you look and read this, maybe you’ll find a fresh perspective of how you view yourself and gain a different understanding of what God says about you.

God believes in you and who you will become. It’s time you begin to believe in the truths about yourself.

God Believes in You because…

  • I am chosen and blameless before God. Ephesians 1:4
  • I am forgiven and redeemed by the grace of God. Ephesians 1:7
  • I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I have been set free. Galatians 5:1
  • I am a child of God. John 1:12
  • I am a friend with God. John 15:15
  • I am not condemned by God. Romans 8:1
  • I am an heir with Christ. Romans 8:17
  • I have wisdom, righteousness and redemption, in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • I am the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • I am blessed with every spiritual blessing. Ephesians 1:3
  • I am seated in the heavenly places with Christ. Ephesians 2:10
  • I have been brought near to God by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
  • I am a member of Christ’s body and a partaker of His promise. Ephesians 3:6
  • I have boldness and confident access to God through faith in Christ. Ephesians 3:12
  • I have been made complete in Christ. Colossians 2:10
  • I have been chosen by God, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12
  • I am an overcomer in Christ Jesus. 1 John 5:4
  • I am a citizen of Heaven. Philippians 3:20
  • I Can Do All Things Through Christ. Philippians 4:13

Share your thoughts on any of these truths that God says about you and add others to the list.

20 Things God Says About You
By Scott Williams