He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.
Using Colossians 2:6-7 as a backdrop and a tree as a visual, Grow Down envisions a generation that chooses to be un-adulterated. Like a tree, a follower of Christ must root deeply into Jesus, find all nourishment to stand strongly through life in him, and then naturally impact others with fruit and shade, protection, and life-breathing air. As you grow down into Jesus, you’ll draw up the resources you need to stand through any pressures and overflow with an abundance of life that this “grown-up” world so desperately needs.
Our world needs you! It’s a mess out there. And you have been called by God to take initiative, to do something, to make a difference. It’s in you to change the world because Jesus created you to do so. Make A Difference is filled with 365 days of encouragement, Scripture, prayers, and difference-maker challenges to help you walk with Jesus and see the opportunities you have to bring his Good News to a world in desperate need. It’s your calling. It’s your turn. It’s your time. You can do it. Make a difference.
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We had a nightmare. A pandemic had shut down the world… leaving all these bored teenagers lying around like zombies, drooling, aching for a food source, but oblivious how to feed themselves. —- Thankfully, we also had a dream. We imagined a day when the next generation had learned to sustain themselves… that’s right… without a parent feeding them! We peered into the future and saw thousands of teens rising up from their couches, equipped in the lost art of preparing fun meals. This cookbook is the fruition of that vision. Our stomachs are growling just thinking about it. —- These 50 meals will walk you through levels of difficulty, from beginner to expert. So whether you are looking for a quick snack or a 24-hour baking marathon, these recipes are able to create memories and moments in the midst of mayhem. From a Perfectly Layered Yogurt Parfait, to Waffle’wich’s, and Oodles and Oodles of Chicken and Noodles, your Teen is going to enjoy learning how to feed themselves and their family in a crazy world. (Co-authored with Dan Boal, Amy Boal, and Kathy Castor!)