Sep 23 2009

Really? Beans for lunch?

If you're a parent, you've probably found that the struggle to feed our kids healthy food (that they will actually eat!) is constant! It can be tough to choose the right foods to put in their lunchboxes. So, this list of things that should be in our kids' lunches caught our eye. According to EatingWell Magazine, there are three things that should be in our kids' lunches to give them the nutrients and energy they need. The first is Oatmeal Bars. They can fill a kid up quickly (if you're running late and eating on the way to school!) and last longer than a sugary cereal. Another food that is great for our kids is yogurt. It helps to provide much-needed calcium to help them build strong bones. The third food on the list made us laugh! Never would have guessed: beans! Experts say that beans have iron and many new studies show that kids don't get enough iron. Iron is good for learning, memory and battling attention problems.

So, in addition to Oatmeal Bars and yogurt, break out the "musical fruit" (sorry, teachers!) for a healthier lunch for your kid tomorrow!

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Sep 22 2009

Oz turns 70!!!!

One of my favorite movies growing up as a kid was the Wizard of Oz.  It was like one of the only movies we got to see, because we only had one TV channel in the little Minnesota town that I grew up in.  I am curious, if you could pick one Wizard of oz Character that best describes you, who would it be???

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Sep 16 2009

Thank God for His Word!!!

I love the way God inspires you when you feel completly defalted and overwhelmed!  Thank you God for your Word and the hope that we find in reading it! I was reading Psalm 57 this morning... "I'm hiding out under your wings until the hurricane blows over. I call out to High God, the God who holds me together, He sends orders from Heaven and saves me." (the Message)  I hope that this encourages you... If you ever need someone to pray for you and what you may be acing right now, please feel free to call KLOVE and shre your prayer request... 800-525-5683... 800-525-LOVE!

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Guatemala Day 6
Jun 17 2013

Guatemala Day 6

With yesterday being Father's Day, like yours, my Facebook news feed was filled with Father's day wishes and pics of dads.  After getting back home from Guatemala late Saturday night, all I could think of were the orphans that we had met while we were there.   The ones who clung to me, saying "Papi! Papi!", "Daddy! Daddy!" and it broke my heart.  They are longing for someone to be "daddy" to them, someone to be there to protect them, to cheer them on, to wipe away their tears, to pick them up and encourage them to try again… Just someone who will love them unconditionally.  Isn't that we all want?

You don't have to go to Guatemala to find people who want and need the love of a father, you meet them every day.  You may have woken up and looked at someone in the mirror who craves that.  The good news is that we have that kind of love, God is the Father of Fathers, and as hard as it may be for me to believe as a dad, He loves me far more than I love my own children, and He loves you that much too.  God held back nothing in showing you how much He loved you.  He allowed his only son to bear the weight of our sin, so that you would KNOW just how much you're loved, just how much you matter and just how much He cares.  So often we forget that, we engage in our pity parties and self loathing and forget just how much we matter to God.

I learned an extremely valuable lesson from the kids at the orphanage, when I asked them if they ever felt like God had abandoned them, they shouted back with a resounding "NOOOOOO!".  I admit, I felt a bit of that for them, but they didn't!  I believe that we saw a measure of God's grace at work in that moment, many of us complain far more over far less.  I believe the reason that these kids responded with the passion they did was because their eyes are fixed on Jesus, it is when they are not, that we find ourselves sinking into despair.  These children are the teachers, not us.  I am being sent back to you by these children, as a missionary, to remind you that God sees you, He has not forgotten or abandon you, nor will He, ever!

We can honor these children, and more importantly God, by sharing their story.  Take some time today to just think about how much God loves you, and then give it away!  That's what the Gospel is all about, never losing site of how much we are loved, and than sharing that love with those needing that reminder.  I promise that you will meet someone, or know someone already, that needs the reminder the children of Guatemala are sending home with me… "You are NOT forgotten!"

Thank you Shoes for Orphan Souls for making this trip possible!!!

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