Sunday Spirit June 17, 2018

Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.

Faith is believing in ourselves, in God, and the teachings of Jesus.  Faith is needed to achieve all our hopes and dreams.

To help our children begin to think about their hopes and dreams, play the Dice Game!  Take turns rolling the die.  They must answer a question that corresponds to the number rolled.  The questions are as follows:
1.  What is one dream you have for yourself?
2.  Where would you most like to visit in the world?
3.  If you could only eat one food ever, what would you choose?
4.  Name one thing you really like about yourself.
5.  Name something that you do that brings you joy.
6.  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about God?

Talk about your children’s hopes and dreams for the future.  Maybe share some of your own.  Perhaps ones that you still hope for and ones that have been achieved.

Book Suggestion:  “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss

Bold Dreams

Two weeks ago I was sitting in a plastic chair around a plastic table in a rural community in Nicaragua. I sat there talking to three high school students – two young men and a young woman – about their dreams for the future. The two young men wanted to be engineers of some type – mechanical or electrical. The young woman wanted to be a doctor. I thought of them again last night as I watched Lupita Nyong’o win the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Oscars for her performance in 12 Years A Slave. Her acceptance speech was one of the best of the evening and concluded with this line: No matter where you are from your dreams are valid. As I listened to her I thought of those three students.
Dirt poor.
Against incredible odds, dreaming bold dreams for tomorrow.
I do hope dreams come true.
Against overwhelming odds, I hope dreams come true.
Because no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.