Making a Difference for Generations to Come

Five young friends standing outdoors smiling

What tugs at your heart-strings? For me, my heart hurts deeply for children who are growing up in unstable environments.  Domestic violence, emotional distress, poverty or adversity tend to create chaos for these tender and impressionable hearts. Several years ago, I decided to reach into the lives of parents in at-risk communities and offer parenting discussion groups to encourage parents to create positive interaction with their kids.

I called the program ENGAGE Positive Parenting Initiative. ENGAGE stands for Equipping the Next Generation to Advance and Grow through Education, Encouragement and Example (our three core values). We are expanding and growing and now have classes in five locations. My vision for ENGAGE is to expand across the nation using our powerful and unique discussion-style format to reach parents.

As the author of over twenty parenting books, I have designed this program to reach parents where they are at and empower them to rise up to their own responsibility in the home. My desire is for parents to encourage and equip their kids to use their God-given gifts to make a difference in this world. If you share my desire to make a difference in society by strengthening parent’s responsibility in the home, I invite you to join me on this journey.  There are three ways to connect:

  • Join us as a volunteer to lead a parenting class.*
  • Connect us with community outreaches in your city.*
  • Donate to help provide materials for parents and expand our reach.

North Texas Giving day is a one-day opportunity to expand your giving. On Thursday, Sept 17 please consider giving to your favorite organizations  – and my hope is that ENGAGE will be one of them.

Here’s the link that will be live at 6:00 am to midnight on Thursday Sept 17.  Important note: You must put ENGAGE in the notes so that the donation will go to ENGAGE.

link:  http://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/provenway-ministries.

To learn more about ENGAGE go to: www.engageparenting.com

                                       

*To volunteer or connect us with an organization in your area please contact us at engageparenting@gmail.com

Be Strong!

from curt

Generally speaking most of us tend to enjoy the easier path in life rather than choosing to go down a rough or difficult road. But when we consider the great men and women who were used by God in the Bible, most of them walked the more challenging path.  Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Daniel, Deborah, Esther, Ruth – each stepped forward in faith and courage despite the difficulties and perils they faced.

There are times in each of our lives when we are called, not to take it easy, but rather to be strong and courageous. As we see the moral and spiritual shift in our culture today, we may be facing new and different challenges as followers of Christ. This is the time when our roots must grow deep in our faith in Christ, and we need to grow strong in the knowledge of God’s Word.

It’s time to live lives of purpose and vision. We must speak the truth in love, knowing that no matter how loving we may be, some will misunderstand us and others may persecute us. Trust God to equip you and prepare you to speak wisely, serve lovingly and live courageously. Spend time each day in His Word so that you may know, love and depend on His transforming truth.

Be strong!

We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;

We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.

Shun not the struggle; face it.

It’s God’s gift.

 

Be strong!

Say not the days are evil – Who’s to blame?

Or fold your hands, as in defeat – O Shame!

Stand up, speak out, and bravely,

In God’s name.

 

Be strong!

It matters not how deep entrenched  the wrong,

How hard the battle goes, the day how long,

Faint not, fight on!

Tomorrow comes the song.  By Maltbie D. Babcock

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