From Today’s Parenting By Carla Harms| Dec 1, 2017
Don’t worry about loading up your cart at the toy store to aid your kid’s development. Here’s how many toys they really need.
Before having my son, I had seen one too many living rooms taken over by toys. I was determined that my own house would never be filled with plastic blinking contraptions that would inevitably become tripping hazards and leave my husband and I howling in pain. But, like all the other things I said I would never do, I found it difficult to avoid once I actually became a parent.
Listen & Silent: Both are spelt with the Same Letters. Think about it.
A Quality Needed in Trials
“So, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” ~ James 1:19
But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.” ~ Job 33:33
At the end of the day all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does. Jazmin Whitmore
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again. (Psalm 71:20)
Struggles you face in this world make you weary. Many people have face Hurricane Harvey and instead of weakness, the world found Strength.
Satan’s plan meant evil for you. His plan is to kill your hope, steal your joy and destroy your future. God’s Promises We are indeed in the devil’s crosshairs and he is not backing down. His arsenal is filled with weapons of lies and discouragement aimed toward every believer. His fiery darts of fear and doubt can pierce the hearts of struggling saints causing some to wonder if God really hears their prayers. We are all suffering the effects of a fallen world as we endure hardship of every kind. As difficult as it may seem, the truth remains that the victory of Christ is at the core of a believer’s every trial.
“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” ~ John 15:12
This verse in the Gospel of John tells us a lot about revealing God`s love for each other. It means we will give yourselves up for one another.
If you’ve ever seen one of your best friends in need, you understand what this verse is about. When you go out of your way to meet a friend’s need, when we are willing to spend time, resources and energy with someone and when you “just do what’s needed because you know what your friend needs, without asking… Yes. You’re a friend!
You are willing to go out of our way and to give ourselves up for others, even lay down our life, a part of it at least, for that person.
This is what Jesus had in mind. With living for a friend requires us to be committed to that friend. Even, in Jesus case, paying the ultimate sacrifice.