Chill Out
Depending on when you read this, you’re probably either still bundled up against the winter chill or you’ve shed your winter woolies for cool cottons, bracing yourself against the bite of the wind or basking in the bright, warm sunshine of late spring. Come May, snow days will have become a thing of the past, but many kids (and parents) will still be paying for the pleasure of a day off with an extended school year. Kids and families will have to dig down deep, grin, and bear it in order to hang in there till summer vacation. What better time to talk about patience?

So that’s what 252 Basics is all about in May: Patience, which is waiting until later for what you want now. Here’s the lineup:

If you don’t wait, it could cost you. Remember what Esau traded away for a bowl of soup because he let his stomach go to his head? (Genesis 25) week2

Don’t get tired of doing the right thing. If only the Israelites had kept on following God instead of the crowd!(Exodus 19; 32) week 3

Don’t miss out because you think you can’t wait. Have you ever thought about what Joshua and the Israelites would’ve missed if they hadn’t followed God’s marching orders? (Joshua 3; 6) week 4

If you don’t wait, it could hurt others. There are “gasoline girls” and there are “water boys.” Which one are you? (Proverbs 15:18)  week 5

Later Gator,

Melanie Williams
The reThink Group
mwilliams@rethinkgroup.org

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