“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Friday, August 3, 2012
Lessons and Blessings
Sarah learned a lesson about responsibility and not getting too goofy with other people's things!
Apparently a few Sundays ago, Sarah picked up Erika's purse to smack one of the Jr. High boys who took her flip flop..... Hmm.
That Smack caused Erika's electronic bible to break.
It was in the outside pocket and took a direct smack. Now as far as I know, this boy was fine and we have talked about not smacking ANYBODY.... even if it is in fun.
The other part of that lesson however is about being responsible when you break somebody else's property. Erika should NOT have to go without her electronic bible she took such good care of.
So we told Sarah that she would have to pay for it. Erika was actually willing to let it go, but we were not. Responsibility is a lesson that really needs to be learned and we felt that if it was let go, it might happen again.
Sarah graciously agreed to pay the price of the bible.
It was way nicer than the one she had, and because the store was phasing it out, she got 100 dollars off!! She payed an amount combined with Sarah's amount and found a wonderful electronic bible that also holds music, video, a calendar, notes and a lot LOT more!