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Friday's Life Lesson Based on Personal Experiences From a Christian Lens: Speaking Does Not Equate to Believing (#2 in series)

  Life Lesson: Speaking Does not Equate to Believing Just because you speak something out of your mouth does not mean that "something" doesn't exist or lives on the inside of you. Scripture says that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Thoughts are very real, especially if you've taken that thought as your truth and often reveals in your actions/inaction, keeping you stuck in dispositions or places you may not want to be in. No judgement, I am included in "you."  Side notes:  Masks eventually come off. Pretense can eventually create unintentional offenses. Speaking your truth doesn't make you weak. Please know that speaking your truth doesn't make you weak. In my experience, your perception of truth when revealed to God, often presents opportunities for God to reveal His truth. For instance: If you never admit that you're tired, you need help, or that you don't have it all figured out, then chances are you won't stop to be refilled

Parents' Corner Wednesdays: Should I allow my child to take medication for his or her mental health or not?

 ❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔ To give my child medication or not to give my child medication? That is the question....      ❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔❔ Well parents, this is a huge and very complex question. The only advice I'd give is consult with your child's psychiatrist. Ask questions and share your concerns. Allow the psychiatrist to provide education concerning the medication and his/her reasoning for prescribing that particular medication. If your family's decision is to allow your child to take medication, make sure that its taken as prescribed. Also, observe and ask your child how he/she feels while taking the medication. Then, report to the psychiatrist the effects of the medication on your child both subjectively and objectively.  The following is a story of an airman who was courageous enough to share his story concerning his family's decision to allow him to take medication for his ADHD. Justin's Story... "I was diagnosed

Friday's Life Lesson Based on Personal Experiences From a Christian Lens (#1 in series): Stay the Course Given By God

Life Lesson: Stay the Course Given By God Based on personal experiences, a very important life lesson is to stay the course given by God! Always rely on His word and the vision He gave even when you may not understand or see the how. Be obedient and trust in and through the process. Also, don't stray off course when meeting opposition. Instead, lay your cares at God's feet, allowing Him to lead and provide the clarity needed concerning your next steps. Many times we avoid a course when God may be showing us another way around the obstacle that presents itself. In my experience, the obstacles are meant to grow you, not cause you to feel defeated or be a reason for giving up. Lastly, don't cut down a perfectly good crop when firmly planted and rooted in and by God. It will cause you to miss your season of harvest. Remember, seasons are temporary in nature. Don't become weary in well doing.