The big 1-0. The first time turning double digits. The last time you will add a digit to your age for a LONG time. It deserves to be celebrated in an extra special way! The idea is simple – Fill a bag (or basket, or box) full of “double” items. I’m not talking about two of each item, I’m talking about things that have “double” in the name!
There is this lie that says if we trust God enough, if we wait long enough for His timing, that what we dream of and hope for will happen. If we try to do it ourselves then we are going against God and His plans.
Each summer I have anticipated a larger return, only to wonder why my plants weren’t producing. Oh sure, we’d get a cup or two total, but with the amount of plants we had I thought for sure we should be getting more! I mean, a typical picking produced enough for the kids and I to each get a couple berries – not exactly what we were hoping for!
Only this summer, four years after moving in, did the lesson I didn’t know I needed sink in. And not just about raspberries, but about everything.
We all have these lists of activities or goals we want but most of us seem content keeping them as a wish list. Okay, maybe not so content. We love to daydream of what life would look like if we said goodbye to the daily grind of our 9-5 job and started our own business, or how fulfilling it would be to help out at the teen pregnancy center in town, but that’s as far as we get. We dream. We let the voices of doubt creep in and set our dreams and wishes aside.
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. I received the book without reading a description and went in completely blind to the story, other than it being about a mother and daughter. I was honestly expecting a fairly sappy story!
The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible for Kids is a beautiful and unique version of more than forty Bible stories focused on God’s power and presence.
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