Have you ever been afraid, so afraid it caused you to make bad decisions, to do things you know you shouldn’t? You’re not alone! When King David and Bathsheba were expecting a child, David sent Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah to his death. Sarah was afraid she & her husband, Abraham would never have children so she told Abraham to have a child with her servant. Bad decisions driven by fear and a lack of faith.
Have you ever been afraid and overcome your fear with a powerful faith, faith in God & faith in yourself? Noah had faith in God, building an ark long before the rain began. Esther had faith in God, speaking up to save the lives of her people even at the risk of her own life. Good decisions made under difficult circumstances.
Empowered by Faith: Stepping Out of the Darkness of Fear & into the Light of Faith is filled with 24 Biblical stories of people faced with a challenge and responding out of either fear or faith, stories that still offer powerful lesson for us today. In my book, I offer an overview of each story with key points, how the lesson applies to life today, and the way fear and faith impact the lesson. You then have an opportunity to consider how the lesson applies to you and your life. Whether a story of faith or a cautionary tale, each lesson teaches the reader ways to strengthen their faith even in the most frightening situation.
You don’t need me to tell you we are going through difficult times. Frightening times. How do you maintain our faith when so much is happening in our world? One way is to read stories of people who also faced difficult times & acted either out of fear or faith. It’s time for us to overcome our fear & become empowered by the faith we have in God & His incredible faith in us.
Many parents across the country have suddenly found themselves to be home-schooling their kids. When schools closed due to the coronavirus, parents had to step in to continue their kids’ education. Schools sent home lessons & teachers are doing online teaching yet there may be a gap that must be filled in order to keep children up on their lessons.
In addition, parents may have found they lack the necessary materials to run a dining room table or kitchen island classroom. Everyone wants to avoid spending time in stores or driving from one place to another to stock up.
Dollar Tree (or your local dollar store) to the rescue. They have an assortment of items to help you conduct classes & help your kids keep up with their education. Having the right materials on-hand can make life so much easier for parents & students. Dollar Tree provides the things you need without spending a fortune.
- Letter stickers;
- Poster board;
- Foam board;
- Tri-fold presentation boards;
- Wall posters;
- Activity books;
- Play money;
- Pencil boxes;
- Storage containers;
- White boards.
Take time to look around the store for other ideas. You may find items to help teach your kids things that aren’t in the school section. For example, measuring cups to teach them about fractions. Having to conduct classes for your kids can be daunting. Dollar Tree can help lessen the stress for everyone!