Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, October 01, 2007


We're doing the PAIN series at Alive for the next 4 weeks I think. I am always amazed, though I'm not sure why, at Adam. He's great, he relates these topics so well to the kids, and his heart is in it, in big ways.

I normally sit in the back, I pray for the kids but rarely, do I ever go up there. I like it that way, they probably like it that way too, but yesterday, I had to tell them how much God loved them. I know they are in pain, some of it is self-inflicted by the choices they make to drink, do drugs, have sex, and various other things, but sometimes we don't realize what treasures we have in our children.

Children are pure gifts from God, they are not something that is an inconvenience, someone to hand something to keep them occupied, they are a true blessing to remind us how much God loves us. PC says we can experience a little heaven on the way to heaven, and children are God's way of giving us just that.

Mark 9:36-37 36He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."


Susie Bussell said...

I am proud of you and admire you for the effort you have taken.

Sue Bussell.

Pat said...


John Cowart said...

I'm glad those kids have you on their side!