The feature author is: Alex and Brett Harris and their book: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (Multnomah Books - April 15, 2008)
Alex and Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com in August 2005 and today at age 19 are the most popular Christian teen writers on the Web. The twins are frequent contributors to Focus on the Family’s Boundless webzine, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured in WORLD magazine, Breakaway, The Old Schoolhouse, and the New York Daily News. Sons of homeschool pioneer Gregg Harris and younger brothers of best-selling author Joshua Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye), Alex and Brett live near Portland, Oregon.
AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Making Room for Daddy
by Tricia Goyer
Okay ladies, this one is for you. As Gen Xers we’ve grown up to believe we can have and do it all. We learned if we just try hard enough or want it bad enough we can accomplish anything. As young girls we were told to be assertive and independent, to show our power. And the young men? well they were trained to let us.
Needing Something More
by Tricia Gore
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead. And instead of worshipping the glorious ever-living God, they worshipped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Romans 1:21-23, 25 (NLT)
Every year billions of dollars are spent by advertisers to make us believe that what we have and who we are aren’t enough. That we need something “better”-looks, food, toys, fun. You name it.
Reclaim Time for Your Priorities
I don’t know who coined the phrase, “time management.” There is really no way to manage time. We each get exactly 24 hours in a day, and time keeps marching on, no matter how we choose to spend it or what we accomplish with our allotted seven days each week.
How Much is Too Much?
by Tricia Goyer
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God-you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration-what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body. You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:13-16 (The Message)
Let’s talk children and organized activities. How much is too much and which ones are right for your children?
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