Do Hard Things

May 27, 2008 at 10:11 am 5 comments

I finished reading the book “Do Hard Things” over the weekend. I have made it required reading for my two teenagers this summer! It is a fairly easy read and very encouraging. You can read more about the authors at their website at TheRebelution.

I would have to agree that today we have such low expectations of teenagers. I was talking with someone at church from the Phillipines. The schools there have 6 years of elementary then they start their 4 years of high school. I definitely think if we were preparing kids adequately the first 6 years they should be more than ready to start high school work in 7th grade. Have you read the Lamplighter book “Boys of Grit?” History is full of teenagers that have made a real difference in the world. (not to mention the youth in the Bible!) Oh that God would raise up a new generation on fire for him! Lord help us as parents to follow Your plans for our children and not our own!

UPDATE: I just found a Study Guide you can download to go with the book thanks to Lisa.

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  • 1. Susan  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Stephanie! I recently “re-discovered” your site and clicked on to see if you had added anything new…I smiled as I read that you are having your teens read “Do Hard Things” this summer because that’s also on my list of books my kids will read over the summer!! I have been reading the Rebelution website for several years and really enjoy seeing how God is using these brothers.
    Blessings,
    Susan

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  • 2. Melissa  |  May 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Hey!

    About that granola…
    I didn’t grow up with granola either! Then, I didn’t like store-bought because it was hard as a rock. So, we eat this yummy stuff plain (snack) or with yogurt or milk. Sometimes we slice fruit up with it. It’s really good! Try it. You’ll love it 🙂

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  • 3. Lisa Nunley  |  June 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Good stuff. We are looking forward to going to the summer conference in Dallas with our 2 teen boys.

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Psalm 78:4

We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.

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