When You feel Out of Control

When You feel Out of Control

Last week I was worried about Michelle, my wife. She was in Orlando, Florida with Hurricane Erma targeting her and about 800 to a thousand people in the music and Radio Industry.

I know I needed to Trust God with her wellbeing. I found out for the first time in my life, my loved one was out of reach, not safe. I couldn’t help her. She was totally in God hands.

It’s easy to say you’re going to do trust God, but saying it and living it are two different things. At one point, I literally felt helpless.

Have you ever felt like you were in a similar situation? Circumstances dictated where you were and did not allow you to help or be in control.

Maybe you’ve had a similar experience, where circumstances made you feel out of control. Call, or go on line at kswp.org/prayer or kswp.org/praise and share you Story and the outcome.

God is always so good to me! As I sought His Word, He filled me with a peace… it passed all human understanding. There was no earthly reason for me to calm down, yet, I did.

He gave me this, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

Michelle flew home safe the next day (Saturday)!

Kids Who Appear Acting Naughty, Aren’t!

Kids Who Appear Acting Naughty, Aren’t!

By Erin Leyba. Image from iStock.

Many of kids’ so-called ‘bad’ behaviors are actually normal developmental acts of growing up.

1. They can’t control their impulses. Ever say to your kid, “Don’t throw that!” and they throw it anyway?

Research suggests the brain regions involved in self-control are immature at birth and don’t fully mature until the end of adolescence, which explains why developing self-control is a “long, slow process.”

What parents can do: Reminding ourselves that kids can’t always manage impulses (because their brains aren’t fully developed) can inspire gentler reactions to their behavior.

2. They experience overstimulation.

We take our kids to Target, the park, and their sister’s play in a single morning and inevitably see meltdowns, hyperactivity, or outright resistance. Jam-packed schedules, overstimulation, and exhaustion are hallmarks of modern family life.

What parents can do: When we build in plenty of quiet time, playtime, and rest time, children’s behavior often improves dramatically.

3. Kids’ physical needs affect their mood.

Ever been “hangry” or completely out of patience because you didn’t get enough sleep? Little kids are affected tenfold by such “core conditions” of being tired, hungry, thirsty, over-sugared, or sick.

What parents can do: Kids can’t always communicate or “help themselves” to a snack, a Tylenol, water, or a nap like adults can. Help them through routines and prep for when that schedule might get thrown off.

There are several more points about whether Kids are acting out on purpose, Go Here.

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“Little Person.” A Story from PrayerWorks
From a broken heart, years had passed without my becoming pregnant. No words can describe the heart ache I felt as I thought of never having this little person in my life to love and to cherish. I concluded that God must have other plans for my life. I felt sorrow, but I finally let go of my efforts. I turned it completely over to God and without bitterness I said “not my will but yours Father.” I prayerfully gave God complete control over our situation and He gave us the desire of our heart. My son is an answer to many prayers. Thank you Father for our baby Joshua.

Fast Food:

1st, Girl Scout Cookies – For those of you who may not be buying those Girl Scout Cookies this month –how about Oreo’s latest cookie flavor: Cinnamon Bun.
Come on, you know you want to try it. Nabisco says they’ll also be bringing back the popular Red Velvet Oreos this week just in time for …Valentine’s Day (Get it… Red… Valentine’s?).

2nd, McChocolate Potatoes – The good folks over at McDonald’s in Japan have really outdone themselves with a sweet-and-salty new item –chocolate-covered fries! BigMac reports you can add the McChocolate Potatoes to any meal and the savory treat will be available for a limited time.