This Sunday night, our church family will watch together the movie, "Courageous", a great movie that has motivated many to re-evaluate their lives and focus and determine to make a real difference in the lives of their children and families. Michael Catt, in his book Courageous Living invites us to go beyond the movie, to act on what we have experienced and live a courageous life for God, as risk takers for the gospel. Read more here and purchase the book from our online bookstore..
'Far too many today live anything but an adventurous life. They seem to be absorbed in the daily grind. They think the adventuresome life of faith is for someone else they could never become. We are among a dysfunctional society desperately in need of heroes who refuse to limit what God can do. I challenge you to dream big. As D.L. Moody used to say, 'If God is your partner, make your plans big.' People of courage make a way where there is no way. Instead of cowering to the pressures of this culture, Christians need to become a force for positive peer pressure. It's time to put on the shoes of faith and take an incredible journey with God. God is looking for men and women who believe that with Christ nothing is impossible. Don't come to the end of your life asking, 'What if....?' There is a world of difference between standing at at grave and saying, 'What a life!' and standing at a grave saying, 'What a waste!' How will you be remembered?
Your little girl faces pressures you didn't encounter till you were in high school. How can you protect her? One of the greatest protections against the culture's push to make your daughter mature too quickly is quality connecting time with you, her mum. Dannah Gresh, popular speaker and creator of Secret keeper Girl live events and resources, has developed this mum-daughter 'date' book to help you replace our culture's lies with truth and make a lasting connction with your tween girl.
This book provides simple plans for fun activities to share with your energetic 8-to-12 year old and helps you talk about true beauty, cool fashion and.. modesty!
Each fun, interactive 'date' suggests an activity or setting, provides information, discussion points, evaluations or challenges and more. For example, while enjoying a 'high tea' together at a coffee shop or tearoom, complete the Value Evaluation- are you 'Styrofoam', 'Ceramic' or priceless 'China' in the ways you talk to your family members, treat other people, select friends, in the clothes you wear and more? Visit secretkeepergirl.com to download the free audio MP3's that accompany these outings and play them on the way to and from the event. The book suggests listing those areas that each of you need improvement and spending time as you arrive home to pray for each other. Other follow-up activities such as scrapbooking after each outing are also included.
This is a really helpful and well presented resource, one that both of you will enjoy. You'll find, too, that these suggested outings together will develop connections with each other and facilitiate further and ongoing discussions long after your 'date' activity.
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