Security Blanket

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬

You often see this like it’s a security blanket: God has a plan for me …
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Where Are You Looking?

There is a story about a man named John, who was out walking one night, and saw another man, Jerry, under a lamp post. Approaching, John asked the Jerry what he was looking for? Jerry, without looking up replied, ”My watch.” John asked, “Well precisely where were you standing when you dropped it?”

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If You Really Want To…

Monday’s Word of the Day: If you really want to do something, you ll find a way! If you don’t, you ll find an excuse.

Sometimes you want to give up. you’re feeling a bit like that today maybe, as you try to run faster and get back in shape to run a half marathon in the spring. If you’re honest, you occasionally feel that way too. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, a heart issue, etc., that feeling of just throwing in the towel seems like a great solution, at least temporarily. While there are times where change is necessary, that’s not giving up. Change isn’t giving up; doing nothing is giving up. Quotes from Rachel Wojo.

Bible Verses for When You Feel Like Giving Up:

  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
  • Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deut. 31:6
  • The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7
  • But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
  • Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Eph. 6:10

? of the day, Adjusting to School Sleep Schedules

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Adjusting to School Sleep Schedules: 6 tips to get your child’s sleep schedule on track

  • Sleep issue #1: It’s bright outside! Even as the summer draws to a close, daylight can linger long into the evening. Help your child adjust to sleeping earlier by installing room-darkening roller blinds. Or, have kids try on a sleeping mask for size. Eyeshades in funky colors or designs tend to work well for some kids.
  • Sleep issue #2: It’s noisy! Use a small electric fan to create soothing “white noise” that blocks out extraneous sounds. Or, you might consider a sound machine, download a few nature tracks and pop a disc into a portable CD player to lull your child to sleep.
  • Sleep issue #3: It’s hot in here! When it comes to bedrooms, the cooler, the better, Below 75F (24C) is the magic number. Cool things down with a fan, a cool bath or some air conditioning.
  • Sleep issue #4: Too wired to sleep! Hot days require that kids guzzle their liquids, but keep an eye on the beverages your child consumes. Caffeinated drinks like cola, iced tea, root beer and even Sunkist Sunny D should be off-limits, since each can rob kids of precious sleep each night. Limit screen time too: movies, TV and video games right before bed interfere with quality sleep.
  • Sleep issue #5: I’m worried about school! It’s possible your child is anxious about a new school year. Maybe there’s a demanding subject, teacher, or intimidating classmates they’re thinking about. Whatever the issue, take the time to listen and reassure your child to figure out ways to handle the situation.
  • Sleep issue #6: My sleep schedule is out of whack! Try making the early rise a bit more fun.Since the morning light will help your child’s internal clock adjust to the new schedule, sit on the front steps together with a cup of hot chocolate and check out the dew on spider webs or the interesting moths that cluster around porch lights.