Tuesday, April 23, 2013


So what do you think about when you think of this word?

So many of us think of weak, not standing up for yourself, powerless or submissive.  But do you know the Greek meaning of this word?

Meek=Exercising God's strength under His control.  

How many of our teens today know or understand the meaning of this word?  This is a word we should be teaching our young adults today.  Teaching them to curb their natural desires to rebel or fight or to have their own way. 

I had my son look up this word and his first response was "I don't think I like this word"  However, he didn't look at the actual Greek meaning of this word, he just saw that this word contained the word  "weak" in one of the definitions and decided he didn't like it.

It's up to us as adults, as parents and as mentors to teach them the true meaning of this.  That if they draw their strength in God then all things are possible.  Careers, college, continuing eduction and trade schools are in each and everyone of them who want to better themselves by trying.  It just takes encouragement on our part.  It takes our time which requires nothing except our time.  

So I ask, who has ten minutes to encourage one of our young adults today?  Who is willing to go the extra step.

A point to ponder on my friends... 

Thursday, April 4, 2013


So I've been thinking about this word HOPE and what it may or may not mean to our young adults getting ready to make their way into the working / college world.  

There are so many ways you can think about what this means.  The greek definition of HOPE means "expectation of what is sure (certain)".

With that said how many teens out there are uncertain or hopeless?  Not having any HOPE for the future or even tomorrow.  

A pastor the other day talked about taking risks and how after failures we quit taking risks because we're afraid of another failure.  How true that is for more than just teens.  How we've become so afraid of the loss that we stop focusing on the success or the "effort" we put forth on trying to move our lives forward.

We get so focused on looking in the rear view mirror that we forget that the front windshield is so much bigger than that mirror.  The rear view mirror was intended to see behind us not what lies in front of us

Philippians 3:12-14  I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made.  But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.  Friends, don't get me wrong; by no means do I count myself and expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward - to Jesus.
I'm off and running and I'm not turning (looking) back

Can we offer some young adult a little HOPE today.  It's takes nothing but your time.  It's a free gift if you would just give it.

A point to ponder on my friends...