Sometimes you just get in a funk! Right?
We've all been there at one time or another. Work, school, kids... All things we love and deal with everyday, but things that can drain your energy at times as well. You deal! You take a break, take a vacation, take a nap, eat a whole, entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritos or the batch of cookies you just made "for the kids". Whatever works, ya know.
Have you ever found yourself in a spiritual funk? ( I hope it isn't just me). Maybe all the religious persecution going on or the round-the-clock bad news gets to you after a while. Maybe you have been sick and not able to get out to church. Maybe you have a 2 year old and have not been able to sit through an entire worship service since he was born ( but you really do adore him!). Sometimes a funk just happens, but a "spiritual funk" makes me feel worse. It makes me feel alone, incapable, discouraged... How do you snap out of it? You can always head to the Bible. Read the WORD! Try finding a good devotional or follow an inspirational blog. What did it for me lately was a large gathering of thousands of christian youth!
This past weekend, our youth participated in the annual Lads to Leaders convention. If you are not familiar with the L2L program, click the link in the previous sentence. If I describe it to you simply, it is a training program for the youth of the church, intended to nurture and develop leadership skills and confidence in the WORD. Were I to describe it in feelings, I would have to use: amazing, encouraging, restorative, proud, heartening. I could go on and on, you get the picture. In a world where Christian beliefs are under attack and it seems like America's young people are rotten to the core, it is an absolute blessing when you come across good being done on both fronts! It does a heart wonders to be surrounded by literally thousands of people who share your beliefs. To see so many people involved in something positive makes one believe the tide can turn! We ARE raising good kids! There ARE still believers! Your kids CAN have a great future! A difference is being made!
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