Some days are harder than others, right?
Sorrow and loneliness overtake us.
Our heart’s poured out like water.
We feel hollow, helpless, alone.
All our failures and weaknesses accuse us.
They whisper in the dark “How could anyone love you?”
But they lie.
Because the truth is, we are loved.
Looking for a moment of peace in the midst of a storm?
Praying for someone you love who’s facing wind and rains tonight?
Then this prayer is for you.
Storms catch us unawares. One moment, you’re walking along the shore, listening to birds, wind and waves.
Then before you can blink, thunder and lightning swallow your blue sky. Watching clouds boil across the sky, you may start wonder if you’ll ever find your way back to the light.
You may wonder why the Sower allows all the pain, and suffering. It doesn’t make any sense. If He’s all-powerful, then why doesn’t He make it stop?
No matter how difficult the day, or how dark the night, don’t let anything steal your hope.
Just as sap flows from the roots to sustain the branches, you can tap into the Sower’s strength to weather any storm.
The Vine and the Branches
“I am the vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes to make it even more fruitful.”
“My words have already cleansed you. So remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must rely on the vine. You can’t bear fruit apart from me.”
Beyond Survival: 11-year-old girl shatters climbing records
Could you climb if your life depended on it? Can you imagine hanging off the edge of a mountain, or scaling the side of a boulder? 11-year-old Brooke Raboutou does this every day.
I would love to meet this amazing blind kid!
After losing his eyes to cancer, Ben Underwood learned to use echolocation to find his way in the dark.
What is echolocation?
Echolocation means using sound to map out your surroundings.
Ben “sees” by making clicking sounds with his mouth. Those clicks bounce off the street, the walls, and the people nearby. The echoes from these clicks bounce back to Ben’s ear.
His brain interprets the sound waves, telling him how far away he is from the street, the wall, and the people.
How does that work?
All of us managed to survive birth.
No life is an ordinary story.
Everyone smells, feels, hears, tastes, and sees the world in different ways.
So how did your face take shape?
Take a look! This is how human faces develop:
Is it just me, or do baby humans look like little aliens?
“Sweet, I grew a nose! This will come in handy.”
Kids around the US have poured their creativity into creating Google doodles. We’re talking serious talent here!
Like “Dino Days” from Allison S, Lamar School, MS
G is for Gossip
It may be the truth. It may be a vicious lie. Either way, gossip intends to hurt someone. And sooner or later, word will get around to you.
You may be the target of gossip. Or the rumors may be spreading about someone you’ve never met. What will you say?
F is for Fashion Emergency
Some days even your clothing turns against you. Ripped jeans, stains, zippers –fashion mishaps can make you wish you could turn invisible.
The good news: if you’re not a shape shifter, quick thinking can save you from utter disaster. So push past the mortification and get moving.