Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Praying for Pretty Tennis Shoes

What do your kids pray for?   I remember my prayers as a little girl.  Alone in my bed I poured my heart out to Abba (Daddy) Father.  Family life was unsettling and insecure.  God was my refuge, my sounding board and my hope.  I imagined Him whispering goodnight just before I fell asleep.  I felt loved and treasured.

When I “grew up” my prayers reflected increased responsibilities and worries.  My “mature” faith cast aside the trivial prayers and focused on the really important things of life.  Not that the “really important” things aren’t good to pray about— it’s good to grow up, to think about others and to pray for the world around you—however, it’s not good is to lose the relationship aspect of prayer.  I had and I wanted it back.

Believe it or not, accepting the challenge of directing Discover God 4Kids was a catalyst for recapturing my relationship with Abba Father.  Exploring His character and then wrestling with how to communicate that life-changing reality to children blew an igniting wind on the smoldering embers of my relationship with Him.  I remembered what drew me to Him all those years ago.  He is a big God, capable of handling any problem; He is a loving God who is thrilled to do good things on our behalf just because it gives us joy; He a faithful and never changing God; He listens, He engages and He empowers…I am never alone.  Not only did I begin to feel loved and treasured again, I began to love and treasure God again.

Last night during our family prayer, my 16 year-old daughter prayed for the poor and the sick as she faithfully does, however, the request she added at the end made me smile with joy.  She’s joined the school tennis team and desperately needs a new pair of shoes.  Finances are tight and so she prayed, “God, help us find a great pair of tennis shoes, for a great price…and I would really like it if they are a pretty color.”

I could feel God smile.  It wasn’t the prayer of a spoiled, self-focused narcissist, but the prayer of a young girl who wants her Abba Father to know her desire and trusts Him to meet it if it’s best.  I pray she feels His love and security for a lifetime!

We’re going shopping this afternoon.  I can’t wait to see the tennis shoes He has picked out just for her!

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Our book: Because God is Awesome! is ready!

I’m soooo excited to tell you about a book Brad and I have co-authored for you and the children you love!  Published by Harvest House, Because God is Awesome! is available in bookstores and online today!

Based on the amazing life lessons from Bill Bright’s book, GOD: Discover His Character, this wonderful little tool is for parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors!  Because God is Awesome offers 39 user-friendly and inspiring opportunities to plant seeds of truth about who God really is and why it matters, cultivate conversations that count and encourage putting feet to our faith.  It’s simple, easy and life changing for all ages!

I’m so sure you and the children you love will be blessed by this book (not because we’re such great authors, but because it’s about our Great God!) that I would give it away if I could.  Unfortunately, in order to keep DG4Kids going there are bills to pay!  So, we are going hold a drawing on February 14th and give a book away to 2 winners!  There are multiple opportunities to enter the drawing:

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Bring a friend! For every friend that subscribes to Kathy’s Korner or the DG4Kids weekly e-mail by February 13, 2013 your name will be entered for the drawing.  Have your friends send us an email at info@dg4kids.com to let us know you recommended they subscribe!

Bonus: The person that signs up the most subscribers will receive 1 free book!  We will announce the winner on February 14, 2013.

If you are already a subscriber or have already ‘liked’ either Kathy Bright’s Korner or the DG4Kids Facebook pages your name is automatically entered in the drawing!

Brad and I will sign the books and write a note to you or the person you are giving the book to.

We hope the book blesses you and the children you love!