Are you struggling with teenagers giving you attitude? Consider the calling of scripture to discipline and guide children into lives of discipleship.
We call it “dead-face.” It is commonly displayed by teenagers hoping to communicate a lack of interest in the topic at hand. An empty stare. A flat affect. Silence. Dead-face. And it is not allowed in our home.
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Family is a circle of strength and love that grows with every birth and union. In the mist of a storm we become like a tripod. Standing firm!
There is a great overcomer within you. Unleash your champion today.
Working closely with your mate will help decrease stress within a blended family. Make time for relationship building with your mate. Because of the more complexed challenges in a step or blended family, expect disputes around money, responsibilities, sex, in-laws, traditions and holidays. There are many adjustments to be made within this new family. The first step to finding a balance with your mate is to emphasize the strengths you have with your mate and don’t belittle them.
(1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
In the phrase “faith is the substance of things hoped for,” Paul is not really defining what faith is, but rather he is showing what faith does in an operative sense: Faith undergirds what we hope for. Substance means “that which stands under.” Faith is the foundation for what we hope, the foundation for our relationship with God and everything that it implies within His purpose. Faith is the very beginning of everything that really matters spiritually.
By saying that it is the “evidence” or “assurance” (the word can literally be translated “title deed,” but “assurance” seems to be the best all-around word) of things hoped for, the author comes much closer to defining what faith is. In its simplest form, faith is merely belief. As our understanding becomes more complex and operative, when we begin to put faith to work, it becomes “confidence,” and finally, in its best form, when it becomes fully operational, it is “trust.” This trust, this full measure of faith, is alive and works within our relationship with God.
— John W. Ritenbaugh
“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” Rodolfo Costa
What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.