Happiest Isn’t About


Happiness isn’t about Getting What You Want all the time. It’s about Loving What You Have and Realizing How Blessed You Are to Have it. ~ Real Country Ladies

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.  Do it because YOU love it first and foremost, not because you want other people to love what you do. That said, if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one.

Hope Changes Everything

Hope Changes Everything

[After you read the testimony offered here, Scroll down for the group Newsong’s “Hope Changes Everything”]

We’ve heard many things you’ve done to reach to our Texas friends. Whether help came from far away or close to home, you have “Served Others by being Real” in the midst of a horrific storm. The Hope you poured out Changes Everything!

The Ministry continues to hear from people driving from far away states, Nevada, Ohio, (the list is long), to as close as the next town over … Many of you sharing stories of how you saw Christ in so many people who were helping.

As assistance continues & remains a need, remember each day before it ends to thank God for moving on so many hearts offering help to others! You’re love “Connects people to a Real and Loving God.” God moved on your heart to “Share the Hope of Jesus and Know it Changes Lives!”

Make a Decision

Make a Decision

Be decisive. Right or Wrong make a Decision. The road is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a Decision.

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.

Can you meet these 2, challenges?

We’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we’ve seen it with numbers.  If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.
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Down But Not Out

Down But Not Out

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed… ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

As a Christian, when something bad happens to you, you may still cry, but you feel comforted inside. You cannot be completely distressed because Christ in you is the Prince of Peace who says to you, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

He says to you, “It will all be all right. I will provide a way out for you.”  “Hope” in the Bible means a definite, positive expectation of good.

So Christ in you is the definite, positive expectation of a glorious marriage!

Christ in you is the definite, positive expectation of a glorious family! Christ in you is the definite positive expectation of glorious health! Christ in you is the definite positive expectation of a glorious life!