You can make a difference in the lives of others -- in your family, school, church, community, and world! The world needs you -- your ideas, your compassion, and your spiritual outlook. And, it’s never too late to start contributing. The best gifts are those from the heart.
Ready, set … SHINE!
It's November and time to let our light -- God's light -- shine. Holidays, midterms, and projects are fast approaching, so it is no time to be lazy. As mentioned last month, "Take charge of each day and celebrate!" What better way to celebrate than to give 100% of ourselves every day.
However, it can be hard to give it our all when others around us are not giving it their all. Others’ laziness and lack of effort can sometimes make us react with irritation or anger. It can also make us more likely to blend in with the crowd and not show our best effort.
When we’re tempted not to do our best, we need to heed the advice Paul gave to the people in Thessalonica (all citations are from The Message, II Thess.):