We spoke about three challenges from the three chapters we read in Pearls of the Earth:
1. Find a friend or someone you know who tends to be pessimistic and share with them the “Shake it off” concept, encourage ways they can look at the glass half full instead of half empty.
2. Are there any friends you can call to remind them of their value? Build a friend’s self-esteem in some way, pay a complement, find something to praise about them, dig deep and recommend them to read the scripture, Psalm 139:14 with you (Remind that person that they are fearfully and wonderfully made).
3. Plant a garden, start with one seed and one plant that will blossom into something beautiful. With tender loving care and time, you should see your plant grow as you grow in the Word of the Lord, spending time in devotion through reading and connecting with other readers and believers! Water and position yourself and your plant for adequate sunlight. Remember to take a selfie with your seed and soil before planting, when it is planted and as it grows. “Picture it to win it!” using the hashtag #Radiantpip14 (We should be able to follow each other’s progress and posts through the use of this hashtag)! Every time you go to read your copy of “Pearls of the Earth” or journal your thoughts regarding our reading, water your plant and let it blossom, you and your plant! At the end of the summer, we’ll award the most spectacular fruitful plant, you all will decide!
Here are some planting ideas, so what are you all waiting for? Let’s get it started!
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~Blossom where you’ve been planted and Stay Radiant!