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Psalm 42For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.1As the deer pants for streams of water,so my soul pants for you, O God.2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When can I go and meet with God?3My tears have been my foodday and night,while men say to me all day long,“Where is your God?”4These things I rememberas I pour out my soul:how I used to go with the multitude,leading the procession to the house of God,with shouts of joy and thanksgivingamong the festive throng.5Why are you downcast, O my soul?Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God,for I will yet praise him,my Savior and 6my God.My soul is downcast within me;therefore I will remember youfrom the land of the Jordan,the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.7Deep calls to deepin the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakershave swept over me.8By day the Lord directs his love,at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.9I say to God my Rock,“Why have you forgotten me?Why must I go about mourning,oppressed by the enemy?”10My bones suffer mortal agonyas my foes taunt me,saying to me all day long,“Where is your God?”11Why are you downcast, O my soul?Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God,for I will yet praise him,my Savior and my God.
This has to be one of the hardest lessons for me to learn - and that is that I am important and that I am worthwhile! And that I deserve to take care of myself. I am positive to most of the people that I am around (with the exception of my best friend, to whom I dump my bucket once in a while!), but I am pretty critical and negative to myself in my self talk. With help from my therapist, I am learning to say nice things to myself. It takes a lot of effort to rewind and record over the old recordings from my growing up years that said, "You are not good enough, you are worthless, you are a failure, you are a slob, you are inferior, you are "MY" problem....."
The majority of you know how important it is to spend most of your time with someone positive, but what you might fail to understand is that person is you…..everywhere you go, there you are.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. I Cor. 13:6-7This is a verse I need to take to heart to remember to treat myself with kindness, rejoice in the TRUTH that Christ died for me, therefore I am worthy, I am good enough, I am precious to him. I need to protect myself, trust in my Savior, hope in the future that he has already purchased for me, and to persevere through the struggles.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:12
Listed below are several factors that contribute to the negative behavior of teenagers. It’s important to understand these factors in order to properly respond to their issues. These factors were identified and discussed during a workshop with teachers. The more we understand the behavior of children and teenagers, we will have gain sufficient knowledge to teach them how to deal with life’s issues.March 9th, 2010
Responses to question why do students get in trouble?
Society needs to work together to help our children and teens to fill the void they have in their lives. The family is the heart of society. Parents have the power to influence and impact the hearts of their children to make right choices. Those of us in the profession of providing services to families can equip parents with additional tools needed to ensure the success of their children.
- Peer pressure
- Lack of good decision making skills
- Poor home environment
- Lack of attention
- Lack of skills to perform specific tasks
- Lack of parental supervision and involvement
- Lose-lose situations no matter how hard they try
- Lack of motivation
- No way out of their situation
|Which Jane Austen Character Are YOU?|
| Elizabeth Bennet (From Pride And Prejudice) Qualities: spiritual (not religious spiritual, other one), good humored, quick to judge, observant, witty, good looking, stubborn. |
About you: You have a good humored, spiritual, witty and observant take on life. You hold your morals very strongly as a person, and are strongly opinionated, and that can lead you to be very quick to judge based on what you hear. However, you learn from your mistakes (even with your stubbornness). You are not the most sought after person, but you're definitely a person that at second glance is quite special. You can be quick to judge, and that leads you to be quite wrong as you do not give some as fair a chance as others, which can be problematic in the long run. However, everything resolves itself in the end for you.
Fortune: Not everyone will be pleased or end up living a fairytale in your life, but you will have your happy ending (or beginning (: ). It won't be your ideal one, but it will be the one you'll find out you want most of all.
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