Community Families United Network has teamed up with 4 Arts’ Sake to help kids earn money this Summer. Response has been great!
The scripture says “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Cor. 12:10)
God is teaching me to take pleasure in being without strength, in insults, in being pinched, in being chased about, in being cooped up in a corner for Christ’s sake; for when I am without strength, then am I “dynamite”.
Here is the secret of Divine all-sufficiency, to come to the end of everything in ourselves and in our circumstances. When we reach this place, we will stop asking for sympathy because of our hard situation or bad treatment, for we will recognize these things as the very conditions of our blessing, and we will turn from them to God and find in them a claim upon Him. __A. B. Simpson
Sometimes circumstances will cause you to lose all to gain Christ. Yes, even family members, the ones you hold closest to your heart. I can’t love anything or anybody more than I love God. He will never leave me or forsake me. I cling to that promise and His all-sufficiency.
Foster Parent & Substitute Teacher: WORLD’S GREATEST JOBS
Forward (Part 1)
Foster parents and substitute teachers just get no respect. So, how can I think these are two of the world’s greatest jobs?
They are, if you learn how to master them. After you’ve learned to master them, you might even develop a passion for them and not want to do any other kind of work. I know that everyone who reads the title of this book will think I’ve lost my mind.
I had to lose what was left of my mind in order to renew my mind to truth and facts. I had to have spiritual guidance to get me to the point of knowing I needed help in what I was trying to do. As long as I tried to do things the way I thought they should work, the more I failed.
Not many people are willing to take on the position of a foster parent or a substitute teacher. There is no scarcity in jobs fostering children and if you can find schools with behavior problems, finding a substitute position is not a problem. There is always a need for both.
Some of these positions only require a high school education and a state license in various places. Some places require a little college to substitute. If you work with children today, a background check will be required.
My best advice to anyone who would like to pursue this opportunity is not to do it just to get paid. You must have a desire or some inner spirit prompting you to really want to help children or you will make your life miserable. I will walk you through my experiences in which I hope you will find that through it all, I’ve learned to enjoy what I do.
Every idea, thought, plan, story etc. has a beginning. You have been gifted with creative ability. When will you begin to cause the ability on the inside of you, to work for you? It doesn’t matter how old or young you are if you believe in possibility. There is a path to greatness. It begins in the mind and the heart. Wake up! Allow the Creator to transform your mind and your heart. You’ll be glad you did.
This is a new day people.
Everything around us is changing.
Guess what? We have to change with the change.
Making changes in ones life is often difficult if you’re use to living a certain way.
Remaining the same is the reason we don’t see the results we would like to see in our lives.
So, plan to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
You’ll be glad you did.