What A Message!!

A few weeks ago, I took the girls to see Cinderella. I have to say that I left there inspired! We watch A LOT of kid movies since we have four little ones running around and I was impressed by the message that it delivered. My girls are only three, so they didn’t understand everything. They saw beautiful dresses and lots of “sparkalies”.

When the mother was dying and she had her daughter promise her to always have courage and be kind, I felt like I had an epiphany. It was like it was so “mind-opening” to realize that those two simple phrases have so much meaning and are all we really need to remember.

I’ve been looking for a saying or verse that I can have painted or printed on a large scale and place in the living room over the couch. This is a place where everyone will walk by daily numerous times. I wanted something that had real meaning and would be something that would help to guide us as we leave for work, clean the house, or just spend time with each other. Well….I have found it!Have Courage and Be Kind Wooden Sign by AddysonLaneBoutique

It will be a constant reminder of God’s word. I feel like that’s what God has been wanting us to fully grasp.

I look forward to teaching my children to have courage to:

  • stand up for their beliefs even if they are standing alone
  • follow their dreams and God’s calling no matter how hard
  • do what others won’t, can’t, or are too scared to do for the Kingdom
  • give grace when they don’t feel like it

to show kindness:

  • to the ones who they feel don’t deserve it
  • to everyone all the time no matter how they are treated in return
  • with kindness comes forgiveness


We believe that faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see —and we have assurance that You will make us strong and courageous to “lay down every dead thing we are still holding on to, to dismount from our dead horses. We may not be fearless but we will be *strong* and *courageous* and *faithful* because our *faith in You* is greater than the fears in us."


Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.

1 Corinthians 16:13

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