What’s Love Got to Do with It?
All of us who have children in our lives want to see them grow and flourish. Studies show that the more love children receive at an early age, the better they will develop confidence, healthy self-image, and compassion for others. Love doesn’t only need to be spoken but it needs to be shown – in healthy and appropriate ways. Maybe there is a favorite way that you have of letting the children in your life know that you love them. Maybe it is a hug or a back rub. Maybe it is by making them their favorite breakfast or by doing some other favor. Maybe it is by writing them an encouraging note to slip into their lunch.
Years ago I took on this practice more regularly – writing messages. I would simply write “I love you!” or an encouraging word or phrase on a piece of paper and hide it in a baggie of cookies in their lunch bag (I knew they would get to the cookies!) I haven’t done this in a couple of years now. I have traded the slips of paper for texts…but I think I might return to the slips of paper. They are more personal and tangible. And the more personal we can be in our expressions of love over time, the better our children will be able to process, receive, and express love appropriately in the world as they develop, and grow, and live their own lives.
This Sunday at our Parent’s Meeting we will talk about showing
Love over Time
to our children. Think about how Love, expressed over the long haul, can change a life and transform the world. If someone like Tina Turner asks “What’s love got to do with it?”, you can say with confidence, “Everything!” God sure seems to think so!
To God be the Glory!
2018 PLEDGE GOAL is still $1.45 Million
!! 317 family units have pledged over $1.36 MILLION to the ministry of DCPC in 2018.
There are still more than 200 families who have not pledged
. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED YOUR PLEDGE PLEASE DO SO TODAY?? Even if you don’t know what you can give – let us know that you plan to give something! PLEASE EMAIL Trish Jones at
to give her your 2018 expected giving.
We can reach our goal if everyone on the TEAM does their part!
We can succeed with God’s help and your pledge!