When you’re the youngest one of 6 kids (6 girls to be exact), you start to notice how much you pick up their habits. The kind of food that we like, the TV shows we watch, the way that we set up our homes, and even the way that we talk is laced with the influence we’ve gleaned over time.
I’ve come to learn over the years that imitation is more common than we know. Whether we realize it or not, people will mirror behavior. You order dessert, so they order one too; you get up to leave, someone else grabs their coat; you let out a yawn and the whole room follows suit
What does that say about our effect on this world? It tells me that actions are a powerful force. It tells me that people are watching and gleaning far more than we think. It tells me that I have an opportunity to point others to Christ by the way that I live.
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Tilling the Soil
Take opportunities to let your light shine and make this world a better place by doing some good deeds for others. Little things like letting someone cut in line, taking the garbage out, calling a friend, or paying for someone else’s coffee at the drive through, etc. can have a bigger effect than you think.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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