Chelsea Crockett

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Find Your True Friends!

Whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, finding true friends can be tough.  Of course you’re constantly surrounded by “friends” at school, but picking out…

Whether you’re in elementary school, middle school, high school, or even college, finding true friends can be tough.  Of course you’re constantly surrounded by “friends” at school, but picking out the best of the batch can be tricky sometimes.  It’s easy to overlook certain traits and assume one is a good friend, but overtime a true friend will start to stand out.Chelsea Crockett- true friendship

Look at your group of friends.  Can you relate to everyone in the group?  Does anyone judge you?  Can you be open with them?  Do they share the same beliefs as you?  It’s important to focus on these topics when associating yourself with people.  If your friend doesn’t build you up, stand up for you, understand you and your beliefs, and make you laugh, then they are not a true friend.  The people you hang out with reflect onto you.  Make sure you hang out with people that you are proud to be seen with.  Once you weed out the negative friends in your life, you will be left with only true friends; and those are the best to be around!!

I love you Insiders!

Chelsea

 

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The ABC’s

A time to get away with family, to play and talk, with no interruptions, no cell phones ringing, no deadlines, and no normal pressures of everyday life……….. those times are…

A time to get away with family, to play and talk, with no interruptions, no cell phones ringing, no deadlines, and no normal pressures of everyday life……….. those times are few and far between.  As many families take time to get away over the spring and summer, I feel blessed to be able to spend time with mine.   We are all anticipating a time of sunshine, sand, shopping, roller coasters, talking and eating at restaurants we’ve never been to, and just being content in being together. 

 

We celebrate these times, because the memories that we create are priceless.  They serve as the highlights of a child’s life.  Good memories are much like God’s love during a severe storm in our lives.  God gives us his word to help us when things go wrong in our lives.  His word is still living and breathing, as time goes by.  While knowing God’s word is important, he is never impressed by our intellect, but he is moved by our heart and our faith.
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There have been several times in my life when his word has carried me through a storm- one that seems to never end is more bearable because of God’s promises.  Jeremiah 29 says,

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Whether you are going through a storm or are on vacation with your family, God’s story remains the same.  Some say that being a Christian, is as easy as learning the ABC’s.

A Admit that you are a sinner
B Believe that Christ is the lord
C Confess him before men
D Deny yourself and follow him
E Enjoy being a child of God
F Forgive your enemies so your father will also forgive you
G Glorify your father who is in heaven
H Honor your father and mother
I Ignore Satan when he comes to deceive you
J Judge not
K Keep working for Jesus
L Leave your past behind you
M Marvel Not
N Never go to sleep with hatred toward your brother
O Obsess yourself with the word of God
P Provide food for the hungry
Q Quit serving the things of this world
R Respect God and the things of God
S Sell your soul to God
T Tell your friends about Jesus
U Unite yourself with other Christians
V Venture into strange lands spreading the word of God
W Witness to others
X X-ray your heart every day
Y Yearn to see God
Z Zone the devil out of your life

When we go through storms, we can choose to use that storm to help others.  This week, I’m recommending a book titled, Reflections from the Pit , by Cindy Winters.  Reflections from the pit by Cindy Winters- www.chelseacrockett.comFour years ago, our minister, Fred Winters was shot and killed during our Sunday morning service.  The gunman also stabbed two others before being subdued.  Since then, his wife, Cindy Winters and their two daughters have been on a roller-coaster of healing. Four years later, she holds no grudges against the man who killed her husband.   She has since then shared how her youngest daughter told her that she hopes that the guy who did this to her daddy learns to love Jesus. What an amazing testimony of love, faith, and forgiveness!

 

While we can’t imagine something like this happening to our family, we can imagine some of the feelings that go along with difficult times- grudges, resentment, and bitterness.  But forgiving really does free us up in our minds to move forward and to become the person we are supposed to be.  It doesn’t mean that we forget what happened, feel less alone, at times, but it does mean that we will let go of the hard feelings and move on or start over. 

 

 If you are interested in purchasing Cindy Winters book, Reflections from the Pit , it is on her website, Grace and Hope Ministries.org or you can also purchase from Amazon.com here:http://tiny.cc/ReflectionsFromThePit

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