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February 2017 "Snowflakes"

A Note from Nancy...

When our son Scott was 2, he was always busy with a variety of activities. This particular summer day, he took time out to run upstairs and tell me that it was raining downstairs! Indeed it was. Scott had pulled the sprinkler inside and then turned it on. Everything was soaked. Thankfully my mother was visiting, and before I could say or do anything, she reminded me that he was merely acting his age.

I have thought about that a great deal over the past few weeks with sometimes violent demonstrations because the "wrong person" was elected president. These were not two-year-olds because two-year-olds would not behave as they did, but rather they were mostly teens and grown adults. Just for the record, the worldview that they were living out exemplified the description of a Postmodern person, also known as a Millennial or Postmodern. Sadly, they were living out a worldview that has no moral standards, no rules for violence or what anyone says or does. This group is also known as "Snowflakes" because their feelings get badly hurt when things don't go their way. Many of these adults were, as children, given whatever they wanted, awarded participation trophies and could participate in several after school activities that would disrupt everyone else. Rarely were they grateful and soon became a "me" centered group of entitled adults that is the most depressed and lost generation on this planet.

As parents, it is critical that we can not only lead our children by the example of how we love God and love others even though they won something and we lost! Kim Kurtz, www.livingtolovehim.com, a friend of mine who is a writer and a mom, wrote about some things a parent can talk about with their children. One of the questions was "Who will I live for? Myself, for everyone around me, the person I love or will I live for God? Most kids and Postmoderns would answer "me" but as Kim said, "Nowhere in scripture does it say to love yourself. The greatest love of all is NOT inside of you. The greatest love of all is the love of God." We must model a life lived loving God and others if we expect our children to see a different way of living.

Upcoming events for you and family.

If you are in the greater Indianapolis area we invite you to come to our office as we welcome Fouad Masri and Crescent Project for "Who is the god of Islam?" Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:00 pm at 13232 Old Meridian St. Carmel, IN 46032.

Alycia Wood from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (www.rzim.org) will be speaking twice in Indianapolis on Feb. 15th & 16th.  Her first engagement is at East 91st Street Christian Church focusing on equipping Christ-followers within their faith journey.  Her second engagement is at IUPUI sponsored by the Christian campus ministries as an outreach to seekers of all ages & worldviews.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 pm at East 91st Street Christian Church
Alycia Wood will equip Christ-followers in The Hall at East 91st Street Christian Church, 6049 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Topic: "Why I Believe in God."

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 pm at the IUPUI Student Campus Ballroom
Alycia Wood will speak and lead an open Q & A discussion about Christian faith with seekers of all ages & worldviews at the IUPUI's Student Union on West Michigan St.
Topic: "God, Justice, and Love."

"...so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:14-16)"

Thank you so much.

Blessings and much love!
Nancy

Nancy S. Fitzgerald
Founder & Executive Director
Anchorsaway Ministries