The Sticks Cafe
A remnant is a small group that has remained. That is where the word remnant comes from. It comes from the root “to remain.”
God always has a remnant. A remnant that remains faithful, committed, on course, obedient to God. That does not get discouraged, quit, or give up because of life’s many turns. Life has its share of setbacks and unexpected turns, and many people give up because of those setbacks.
Those who stay on course and remain faithful will experience God’s richer blessings. God blesses all of His children. But those who stay the course are rewarded for their faithfulness.
So stay on track, hold course, stay steady, and remain faithful. Be a part of the remnant.
In life, sometimes we win and sometimes we learn. Every mistake or failure is a chance to grow and learn, and if you understand that then you’ll never lose – you either win or you learn – both of them are worthwhile.
”Live with accountability”
If you live with accountability, the worst thing that happens is that you learn from your failures. It’s one thing to make mistakes but it’s quite another when you make the same mistake over and over again because you just won’t learn!
Poor choices, lack of wisdom, emotional instability, pride, bitterness, a ‘wounded spirit’ and unforgiveness are the kinds of things that weaken us and leave us open, so guard your spirit and your heart!
My prayer to you: Lord God, help me to keep my heart and my spirit pure before you. Bring to mind anything which has caused me to live ‘wounded’ and enable me to have a right spirit.
Don’t sit on the sidelines of life wishing you were doing the things you see other people doing. Take action and make the most of life!
It’s important to guard against allowing your world to revolve around your child once he reaches this milestone and steps further into the world outside of home. A child who believes the world revolves around him is in danger of developing a sense of entitlement and a me-focused attitude—both of which are the enemies of generosity.
Entitlement is a real battle for children in today’s world. It’s challenging to protect them from feeling that they deserve everything they want, but there’s a simple antidote to entitlement: “Service” Teaching a child to serve and give with an open heart prevents the “me attitude” and I’m learning that daily with my 11 year old.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams)
You see good marriages in Scripture, and you see bad marriages. You see patterns of faithfulness, purity and devotion to God, but you also see patterns of betrayal, divorce, polygamy, interfaith marriage, marriage for political purposes and more.We as humans have messed up marriage in every generation throughout history, that doesn’t change what marriage is.
Marriage is a covenant that shouldn’t be determined by popular opinion being shown through media. Knowing who you are in Christ will help you make big decisions down the road so put him first, and keep him there. Put your future spouse firmly in second place, this is the best foundation to the start of a successful marriage! Make sure to get over yourself quickly because two become one:)
A personal note to my oldest son:
We married early and learned a lot. We struggled together and marriage was not always perfect. I was given this scripture by my mentor at Powerhouse, Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” We learned to let people in, the right kind of people. We are here for you and will help guide you in anyway we can.
Your dad and I have a perfect love for each other because we know how Christ loves us and it’s so honoring that you look up to us in this way! My vision and plan for you is not my plan alone. I can only pray for you to stay connected,seek wisdom,and put God first in all you do! We are so very proud of the young man you have become and we know that you will be a great husband because you have a great example of one!
Hebrews 13:1 NLT