Jan 06 2012

Hero or Bully

Your words have such power.  You can be a hero or a bully with your words.

Maybe you remember someone calling you a name at school…it hurt…and you never forget it.  You still tell that story.

Maybe you also remember when a teacher or a parent…told you how smart you are…and what you were good at….planted a seed in your life…and now it’s your career.

Saw this new book is out written by the head of Compassion International, Wes Stafford.  You might remember Compassion…they do all the child sponsorships and the Water of Life project. 

The book tells stories of doctors, soldiers, international leaders, sports heroes, politicians whose lives were impacted by words or actions that either built them up or tore them down.

Whether you are a parent or not, you can have an impact with your words to a child. 

As a reminder, Stafford wears a Mickey Mouse watch as a constant reminder to look for moments to positively impact a child's life through just a smile, wave, word of encouragement or prayer. 

Heard from this mom today, who was thankful for the words of a teacher in her son’s life.  He had learning disabilities his whole life, one day he came home from school in the 5th grade and told his mom he got to read the part of Thomas Jefferson, and his teacher told him one day he could be the President.  Now he’s a senior, graduating with an academic scholarship. 

A Teacher's Impact on a Child

Maybe you have a person that forever changed you with just a word.  Would love to hear about it…

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Jan 05 2012

"Don't Quit Before Your Miracle"

Maybe you’ve had this experience too…you’ve waited for something…you’ve prayed for something to happen…and it seems like forever…and you feel like giving up…

God’s timing is better than our timing

During the holiday vacation…while my kids have been with their Dad…have a lot of spare time…doing a lot of reading…and saw this amazing story about a mother who was searching for her daughter who she gave up for adoption.

I can’t hardly wait through 2 weeks without my kids…and she’s never seen her daughter since the day she was born.

It was horrible circumstances that surrounded the pregnancy an attack that brought this baby into the world…the mother, Minka, gave her up for adoption, but still felt a connection, and longed to meet her.  Thought about her every year on her birthday, and started praying for a chance to see her. 

Turns out her daughter was looking for her too.

After an extensive search by the daughter, One day the mother, Minka, who was 100 years old, got a phone call and her daughter was on the other line. 

77 years of searching finally brought the two together. 

Never give up....never stop praying.

Mom reunites with biological child 77 years later. USA TODAY


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