Jesus said to the followers, “Go everywhere in the world. Tell the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Years ago, when my oldest child was still just a baby, we visited a theater in Missouri that was famous for its bathrooms. My husband confirmed reports that the men's restroom even had a pool table. The ladies room was filled with stained glass, fresh flowers, and trays of perfume to use, but as a new mom, the thing that really impressed me was the fully stocked baby changing area. The padded changing table was filled with baskets stocked with everything a mom and baby might need away from home. Diapers in every size, wipes, and even snacks for toddlers are just some of the things I remember being there. In the theater, children were welcomed too, and booster seats were provided for those too small to see over the people sitting in front of them. The show was loud with big effects and bright lighting, and before the night was over I ended up taking my baby to the nursing room. I could still see and hear the show there as I rocked my sweet girl to sleep in the dim room and controlled the volume of the speakers. I remember feeling, even with my tired girl at the end of a long vacation day, that people there anticipated our needs long before we arrived. They wanted us there!
Because of that experience, my husband and I were inspired to make small changes in our church nursery. Even before we were married, we were both involved in our church, and we taught the 3-5 year old class for years, even before we had children of our own. Looking at familiar things from a parents viewpoint can change though, once you have children, and it did for us. We did obvious things before like cleaning the toys, but that parent friendly bathroom led us to discuss changes in our church nursery with friends. We started small. Parents donated diapers and wipes from their own homes, then we ended up purchasing more sizes as they were used. Lately we've been helping out with that age group again and have noticed that some of the same changes could be beneficial in our current church nursery. Gerber Lil' Beanies are a perfect snack option to provide. Both the Original and White Cheddar and Broccoli flavors are wholesome choices with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
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When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalms 94:19
When my husband took the kids and me to see God's Not Dead 2, we saw the preview for Me Before You. It flashed across the screen that it was based on a book, and I turned to my daughter and told her I wanted to read that book. You know, the book is almost always better than the movie.
The quick preview grabbed my interest. Wheelchair bound man meets beautiful girl. It hinted that she made him happy, that his life was changing for the better. As an Occupational Therapist, when I hear of movies and books that touch on my role, I want to see more.
Our library had the book online. I read it with shock to learn that there are actual places that people go for the purpose of assisted suicide. I didn't want to believe it. The place referenced in the book is a real place.
As an OT, my job is to help people gain independence. I have worked for over 20 years to help patients, clients, students, family, and friends both stretch and strengthen as well as adapt and change to live life to their fullest potential.
This book seems to say it's not worth it. But that is so very wrong.
Don't believe that lie.
A friend shared this view with me: You Before Me is better. Yes it is!
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants" Deuteronomy 30:19
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
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He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11