This past summer we had my son who was 12 ride his bike to meet his dad for lunch. This entailed googling the location, printing a map and then riding there and back. What should have taken 30 minutes took him 2 hours. (I’m glad only my dh knew he was late as I would gone out looking for him). He made it there and back safely. We live in a big city and most of the way was on bike trails, but still it was an accomplishment for him. Why did we do it? To force growth. We had to send him out to ‘battle’ so he could realize what was in him.

The reading today says “Is the Lord uncovering your gifts and causing them to grow? Is He developing in you the qualities of a soldier by shoving you into the heat of the battle? Should you not then use every gift and weapon He has given you to become a conqueror?” (Charles H. Spurgeon)

Don’t forget the giveway of two tickets to see the movie Courageous. Send me an email if you want to be a part of it. The giveaway is 2 tickets to see the movie Courageous (only enter if it’s playing near you please – find out here). All you have to do is leave a comment or send me an email at caradeo at gmail dot com (you can enter up to 4 times, see how below!) on this blog by Saturday, October 1st at midnight (CT) and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Sunday.

The 4 ways to enter are:
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Tweet about the giveaway with a link to this post, and leave a comment with a link to your tweet
3. Put a message on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so
4. Link to this post on your blog and leave a comment with a link to your post

Yes, that means you can enter four times! (Tickets will be emailed via Fandango or movietickets.com so make sure your local theatre

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