"God's healing promises are based on His goodness, not on yours. You don’t earn and deserve healing — you believe it to receive it! You didn’t DESERVE salvation either, you received it when you believed." — Karen Jensen
Okay, I’m not the world’s greatest expert at growing teenagers into adults (who is, really?) but I have personally grown two teenagers into responsible, fun, God-loving, destiny-fulfilling young men (she says humbly) and I also have taught and counseled a ton of parents. I didn’t do it perfectly and neither will you, but I’ve learned some things.
So here’s my take on growing teenagers into adults:
It takes faith. And it takes guts. And it takes effort. And it’s not all done at once, trust me. As the old saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, growing a teenager into an adult isn’t done in a day either. (Neither were you, might I add). It’s definitely a process.
This is not by any means an exhaustive list of teenage-growing tips, but here are five that might help you out if you’re the parent (or grandparent, or relative, or neighbor, or teacher) of a teenager...
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JULY 2016 Happy Birthday America! Several of our plans for this month got all changed around, but we did manage to spend Fourth of July weekend with our darling Dixie in Tulsa, which makes every celebration just a little more fun. She's getting so big!
JUNE 2016 Gotta love summer in Minnesota! I was blessed to teach the interns at Living Word this month, and also travel to Dallas and Omaha to minister. Plus, as you can tell from the photo, Bob and I went to a Twins game! There's no better way to celebrate summer than baseball -- and the Twins even won!
MAY 2016 April and early May were full of ministry times, but toward the end of May we were able to spend some time in Tulsa with part of the family! Here we are at the Tulsa Balloon Festival with the world's cutest grandbaby, plus her momma, dada, Unkie, Titi and Grandma Birdie (in town from Florida). The weather was dicey, but we had a great time!
MARCH 2016 This month was our second wedding anniversary! We celebrated multiple times, but one of those times was a wonderful lunch at the beautiful Philbrook mansion in Tulsa, then a stroll through the gardens (seen here). It wasn't quite warm that day, but it was sunny and warmer than Minneapolis, and we had a great time!
FEBRUARY 2016 One of the highlights this month was attending Winter Bible Seminar/Worldwide Homecoming at Rhema in the middle of the month and getting to see so many wonderful friends who came from all over the world! This picture is with Pastor Tracey Turner from Burlington, Vermont, where I was blessed to preach last fall. It was a great week in Tulsa!
Lots of people have asked me how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:
In June 2012 I was writing Why God Why? and I “just happened” to be writing about the grief process – how there are stages to go through if you’ve suffered loss, but how no one else can dictate how fast or slow, easy or hard, you go through each stage....
We just finished your Parenting DVD series in our church. I am so grateful for this teaching! The timing was perfect for my husband and me. At the end of each session I felt more encouraged and equipped in my role as a parent. I can do this! Having the worksheets that went along with the videos will be invaluable reminders of what was taught.
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August 26-27, 2016Wayne, New JerseyCalled Out ConferenceJanet Boynes MinistriesCalvary Temple Int'l Assemblyjanetboynesministries.com
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