When I was a little boy, I remember many adults saying “it is better to give than to receive.” Later I learned that the Bible teaches the same thing. But in my younger years, I just couldn't comprehend how this could be true. How could it possibly be better to give away a new Nintendo video game console (my dream Christmas present at the time) than to get one?!? My pre-teenage self just couldn't understand it & thought it was complete nonsense.
We have five big classroom rules in our RISE After School program: Be Respectful, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Grateful, Be Honest.
In this season of Thanksgiving, one of those sticks out more than the others.
We hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. As we head into the holiday season, there’s a more hopeful and settling vibe in the air around here than there has been over the past 18-24 months. We pray the same is true for you and your loved ones as we continue forward through these uncertain and challenging times.