Wait and Hope, Kid Songs, Kids Summer Vacation Eating

Power Thoughts

  • “In His time and in His way, He is able to make the most bitter waters sweet.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  • “I’m not who I’ll be, I’m not who I was, I’m somewhere in the middle, But God is changing me, little by little” – from song “Little by Little”
  • “All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!” -The Count of Monte Cristo

The Good Friends Question of the Day: Did you have a favorite kids song one that might have been sung to you when you were happy, sad or scared? Do you sing it to your kids or grand kids?
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Help your children eat well during summer vacation – With summer vacation, parents should take an active role in promoting routine healthy eating among their kids.
To that end, American Dietetic Association is offering some practical tips to help parents whip up healthy meals that kids will enjoy, all the while promoting a learning environment that encourages a youthful appreciation for eating well. For many families, the summer break can lead to a disruption of the normal routine and a diversion from the eating habits established during the school year.
To help parents achieve that goal, the ADA has fashioned a website entitled “Kids Eat Right.” It is designed as a one-stop shop for weekly nutritional updates (in the form of articles, videos, recipes, eating tips) to promote the fundamentals of healthy eating. 4 tips are the most important:

  1. Shop smart -To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
  2. Cook healthy – Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.
  3. Eat right – Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day’s experiences with one another.
  4. Get Moving – Kids should be getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Don’t let them spend the summer sitting on the couch.

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Attitude Choice Life, What have you learned from your parents?

Power Thoughts

  • “Your Attitude + Your Choice = Your Life” – From Positively Positive
  • “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” — Pema Chödrön
  • “Nothing will change until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only one capable of satisfying.” -Lysa TerKeurst

Today is my parents anniversary. They have been married for 43 years!  Congratulations to Dwyan & Vera Calvert!

In their honor today’s Facebook question revolves around parents… What’s something you’ve learned from your parents?

Are Spoons On The Way Out? Don’t believe it? Take notice of your place setting the next time you’re out to eat. (The Denver Post)

Devotion from the Upper Room: AFTER I moved to a new state, our cat Sara became solely an indoor cat. Her new outdoor surroundings intrigued and terrified her. Often she paces in front of the door, meowing longingly to go out. However, when I open the door, she panics and runs for safety. I’m always a little sad that she passes up potential pleasure out of fear.

In my adjustment to the move and in less obvious parts of my life, I too shrink back from opportunities out of similar fear. Sometimes those opportunities entail entering a new ministry, making a job change, or forging a new friendship. In these situations, God seems to be opening wide the door that leads toward fresh, new settings. Sadly, too often my initial response is like Sara’s — I run for safety, toward the familiar. Olive Lois Fisher (Kentucky, USA)

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)