I came across a blog yesterday that just really struck a cord with me. Though I am not blessed with the incredible gift of being a parent or raising a family, it still resonated with me as I think about trying to care for the hearts of the students in our ministry well. It was such a good reminder that just because something is difficult and feels like a battle doesn’t mean that things are wrong. Perhaps it will encourage your heart as well:
Please check out Kristen Welch's blog entitled: Parenting is Hard. Especially when you are doing it right.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I feel that your student needs to attend this year’s DNOW. Last year was (and still is) one of my favorite events that we’ve done as we looked at confession and the importance of bringing things into light and how we need to encourage one another and be light to one another. It was a powerful weekend from start to finish and God brought about a million things together that did some amazing things in my heart, the hearts of our leaders and the hearts of our students.
This year’s topic is more timely and more needed than I had originally even thought. We are going to be really digging into our identities and looking at how specifically WORDS shape what we think about ourselves and others. Often we are allowing lies to define us and our worlds rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will also talk about the privilege and responsibility of speaking love and life into others. It is going to be a very powerful weekend and it’s a topic that I think all of our students need to hear right now. So please, sign your student up today by going online to oakhillbc.org/events. Don’t let them miss what our Savior has to say to them.
Much Love to you all,