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Parents In Transition

This is a re-post from a mentor of mine in Children's Ministry. He is an awesome inspiration and has some valuable insights. Enjoy!- DK

Time flies fast from elementary to college age, so get ready to change your parenting habits. Every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years.

I was caught by surprise when a new declaration of personal independence was automatically assumed the day my son got his driver’s license. It was as though I represented an oppressive and extremely unfair regime whenever I tried to enforce any rule. (Whenever I said no to one of my teenage daughters, she would go to her bedroom, close the door and play Britney Spears’ “Overprotected” over and over again for over an hour, loud enough for me and the whole house to hear.) I have to admit, it was difficult for me to transition from parenting children to parenting teenagers. I had worked with teenagers all of my life, but I had never actually had any living in my home. I am still a recovering …

Actually, thats not in the Bible

I don't often have much use for CNN as a news source, but this story by John Blake is so dead on in its point on Bible illiteracy, that I can't not share it! Its a bit long, but worth every moment it takes to read and consider! DK
By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) – NFL legend Mike Ditka was giving a news conference one day after being fired as the coach of the Chicago Bears when he decided to quote the Bible.
“Scripture tells you that all things shall pass,” a choked-up Ditka said after leading his team to only five wins during the previous season.  “This, too, shall pass.”
Ditka fumbled his biblical citation, though. The phrase “This, too, shall pass” doesn’t appear in the Bible. Ditka was quoting a phantom scripture that sounds like it belongs in the Bible, but look closer and it’s not there.

Ditka’s biblical blunder is as common as preachers delivering long-winded public prayers. The Bible may be the most revered book in America, but it’s also one of the most misquoted. Politicians…

Resources in our Area Pt. 2

As promised from part 1 of this series, we continue giving you information about key resources in our community. Take a look. Even if you don't need the assistance yourself, you might know someone who does!

-DK


Shelters:

Family Promise- https://www.nkyfamilypromise.org/    859-360-0905NKY Emergency Shelter- (Men)- 859-291-4555Women's Crisis Center- 859-491-3335DCHV (Veterans)- 859-572-6202City Gospel Mission (Men- Cincy)- 513-241-5525Esther Marie Hatton Center (Women- Cincy)- 513-562-1980Lighthouse Youth Services (youth in Cincy) 513-549-7752


Child Protective Services:
Boone- 859-371-8832Campbell- 859-292-6733Kenton- 859-292-2188


Food Pantries:

Brighton Center- 859-491-8303Care Ministries- 859-635-4500St. Vincent de Paul- 859-341-3219Salvation Army- 859-261-0835

Twenty Rules for Marriage and Life

After returning from a nice vacation, I found in my office mailbox an invitation to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of a precious family in our church. As I looked at the invite and included pictures, and tried to think about what 50 years of life...or marriage...would be like, I noticed the insert they had included with their request.

It was a short list titled "Twenty Rules for Marriage and Life". As I read it, I thought that I'd seen it before, but also realized the value of imparted wisdom from those with so much more experience than I. So, I would like to share with you this wonderful list!

DK

1) Smile when picking up the phone...the caller will hear it in your voice.

2) Believe in love at first sight

3) Don't judge people by their relatives

4) Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

5) talk slowly, think quickly

6) Never laugh at anyones dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

7)When you say 'I…

Invest in others

I believe that as a pastor one of the most important things I do is to invest into others. Even in the context of promoting Christ, if I make someone feel important and valued, then they are going to see Christ in a much different light than if I make them feel unimportant or devalue them.

I'm certainly not a master at this, but it is something I strive for. Be it the checkout line at Wal-Mart talking to the cashier, thanking the hostess as I leave after a meal, or speaking to a kid who doesn't seem to be connecting with others, I look for opportunities to 'touch' others with a word of encouragement. While I don't do it to gain anything for myself, the results are often amazing.

Just yesterday I went through a drive through and got a drink. When the lady at the window opened the window to take my money, I smiled at her and said "Hi. how are you doing today?" Simple right? She looked at me for a brief moment then said "Actually, it's a good day. …

Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Todays post is a leadership posting that was sent to me from a Bible School instructor via Twitter. He got it from here: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-8-qualities-of-remarkable-employees.html

Enjoy, and think about what kind of employee you are...and what kind might make a difference, earn a promotion or pay raise, or make yourself and your family proud!

DK

By: Jeff Haden

Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.

Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:

1. They ignore job descriptions. The smaller the company, the more important it is that employees can think on their feet, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and do whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to …