The following is my outline. Thanks to my intern Cayla for making this week's study guide. Great job with the quotes and Bible verses.
Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. -1 Peter 2:20
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. –Proverbs 22:6
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. -Frank A. Clark
In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives…In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. -1 Peter 3:1-2
For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse, "This is me. I'm not proud of it in fact, I'm a little embarrassed by it -- but this is who I am."
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. –Psalm 19:1-2
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka
See Matthew 14:22-33
Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
Leaving a Legacy
…but we wanted to give you an example to follow. -2 Thessalonians 3:9
Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day. –Billy Graham