Put the seed of your dream in the soil of your faith. So, when you plant it, God’s Dream for Your Life will Spring Forth.
1 Corinthians 3 (NIV)
6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
- “Take great care with such seeds that you plant, for they will surely grow.”
- “As you expect the best of others, and remember to give the best that you have.”
- “The way to stand out is by generously and sincerely leading others forward.”
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- Pray for protection and prosperity of current and future church partners giving to the station
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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Disasters in Japan: It’s difficult to explain a situation to your kids when you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around it, too. The scale of the devastation in many parts of Japan after last week’s cataclysmic earthquake and tsunamis is near-incomprehensible to people of all ages.
So, if you have kids old enough to comprehend the essential facts of the situation, you owe it to them to sit down and talk with them about the disasters in Japan. How best to do that? I wish I knew, but for what it’s worth, here’s my considered advice on how to get the necessary points across without traumatizing them too much:
- Start by asking them what they’ve heard. You want to dispel any misinformation.
- Ask them what, if any, questions they have about what they’ve seen or heard, making sure they understand that any question is fair game. Answer all of their questions as simply and directly as you can.
- And then, of course, there’s the nuclear power plant problems. There’s an awful lot of bad or incomplete information out there, so here’s what I suggest telling your kids: Yes, it’s still (as of this writing) possible that there could be a meltdown in one of the plants, which would be a very bad thing for people near it, but the fallout wouldn’t affect us in the United States
- Your kids, and you, will probably want to know what you can do to help the victims of the catastrophes in Japan. For most people, the answer is simple: Donate money to organizations that can use it to directly help the victims.
GET INVOLVED In Helping Japan While many organizations will raise money for the disaster, in our imperfect world, some will not be legitimate. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) members are among the most well-respected and trusted faith-based nonprofits in the world. As a member of ECFA, KSWP and KAVX are supporting these member organizations.
- For those who want to easily identify accredited organizations working to bring aid to the disaster area in Japan, ECFA is highlighting opportunities through “ServantMatch Japan.”
- You also may consider a TEXT “4Japan” to 20222 for a $10 gift to “World Vision”