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Mid-Week Inspiration: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
I am not the best gardener. But I like flowers. I don’t know which flowers need to be planted where. How much sunlight this one needs versus this one? Or even how much water they need. I plant and hope for the best. The other day I planted some flowers, and they continue to survive. Do they get enough sunlight? Probably not! Do they get enough water?
One of life’s secrets is to bloom where you are planted. Life may not have turned out exactly like we would have hoped, but we can decide to be thankful. We can have an attitude of gratitude despite our circumstances.
The Apostle Paul says, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13.
Dancing for a Cause is a collaborative event designed to strengthen community support for three local non-profit agencies serving children and families: Alliance for Literacy, Center Point, and Rape Response.
I will be one of the ten dancers at this year’s event. And I can use your support!
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August 17 - September 14 / 6-7pm / Reception Hall of Gainesville First UMC
On Wednesdays, Aug. 17- Sept 14, from 6-7 pm, several experts in their fields will share insights for parents of children elementary age and younger. Each week will feature a different speaker. A snack supper will be provided for parents. Your children ages three and up can join Bridges, our Wednesday night children’s ministry activities, and we’ll provide childcare for your children ages two and younger.
Our speakers include a pediatrician (Dr. Brad Boyd), an educator (Leslie Frierson), a child psychologist (Dr. Kristen Green), special education specialists ( Amy Cox), and a guru of faith development in children (executive director of N GA Camp & Retreat Ministries, Russell Davis)
Topics will include:
how to make the most out of your pediatric appointments, parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, etc.
when to seek special services for your child
how to be an advocate for your child's health & well being
how children develop spiritually and how you can support them
There will be time for Q & A in each session, and you'll have a chance to hear from other parents about what has worked for them.