Today I was thinking about how many young people I know who are struggling with alcohol or drugs. Several parents our age in our community have lost a child to a drug overdose or alcohol. I wish there were a way we could all work together to turn our children around. The problem with that idea is that I don't think everyone wants to stop this culture. To some people it is a way of life, and they live it WITH their kids. No wonder this lifestyle looks so appealing.
A young man our daughters went to school with started a blog about his struggle with drugs. This was a wonderful family, went to a church similar to ours. But he seems to have turned away from that lifestyle now. Great for he and his family. You know, the Bible says "Train up a child in the way he should go, and we he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). I know a couple who said until the day they passed away, that they had not lived long enough to see this promise fulfilled in their family. I hope I live long enough.
Thank you so much for all the blessings you send for my family. Thank you for letting Courtney call and sound better today. I pray you will continue to surround her with Believing people who will tell her the truth. Lord, let her see that she needs to come home. I understand that non one wants to keep her up because they aren't her family. Let her come home before someone hurts her, Lord.
Guide, guard, and direct us, Lord. Amen