Don’t let fear destroy

Don’t let fear destroy your dreams. If those dreams are from God, you can, you must, move past fear. Entrust pastoral care provider, Roger Gulick, outlines three practical ways to overcome fear: go to to read more.

Find courage today!

2017 09 - Encourage

Don’t let fear destroy

Good examples

2016-12-08-video-games“I just want to play video games.” How many times have you heard this? Or, be honest, how many times have you said it?

A huge number of people in the western world spend far too many hours sitting in front of screens, engaging in virtual fighting, war, chases or matching up pieces of animated candy. Relaxing? Maybe. Good for you? Overall, probably not so much. Evidence of being stuck in adolescence? Quite possibly.

Older generations complain that millennials are lazy. But, conversely, how often do millennials see their elders indulging in the same non-productive activities?

In other words, maybe all of us need to grow up. Let’s determine to set good examples for each other in the coming year. Boomers and GenXers, encourage your millennials to get out of the basement and talk. Millennials, drag those older folks out of their easy chairs and into the real world. You never know. It could be refreshing!

Good examples

Encourage gratitude

 Four ways to encourage gratitude this Thanksgiving
  1. Before you eat, go around the table and have each person say one thing they appreciate about the person to their right. No silly answers allowed!
  2. Build a Tower of Thanks. Give everyone three to five pieces of card stock and markers. Have them write or draw a picture of something they’re thankful for on each piece of paper, then fold the paper in half or into an interesting shape. Go around the table sharing one paper at a time, then adding it to a growing Tower of Thanks in the middle of the table, seeing how high you can build your tower.
  3. Go thanksgiving caroling. Walk the neighborhood or a nursing home, singing songs, handing out handmade thanksgiving cards or performing acts of kindness. (Burn some calories and show kindness to others at the same time!)
  4. Be creative. Dream up your own gratitude-building activity and share it with a friend (including us!)

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Encourage gratitude