Lori Scott & Paul Cillo

What lessons have you learned that you would pass on to the next generation? Here are a few of mine:

  • Life is full of surprises. Whether the surprises are good or bad depends a whole lot on our attitude.
  • Nobody is perfect. That includes you and me. Show others grace when they make mistakes; maybe one day they will return the favor.
  • We can learn things on our own or with a friend. Either way, we gain know-how. With a friend, we also gain a memory.
  • We can lose heart or take heart. We can search our hearts, pour out our hearts, or have a change of heart. We can make sure our hearts are in the right place, and then follow them.

—Lori Z. Scott

A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.John 10:10 (CEV)

DO NOT SETTLE: Middle school students, like most 6th-8thgraders at the Christian school where I am a school minister, are forming their identities. What a privilege it is to help them discover who they are and grow in their faith. My advice to them is never to settle for less than God offers. May we always pursue an abundant life with God.

—Paul Cillo

—from devozine (January/February 2020). Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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