"The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD." Isaiah 38:20
Hezekiah was a good man who had been in great danger. He was fearful and thought all was lost, but now, in the verse above, he is recovered, he has acknowledged his mistake, and he is bearing witness to the fact that the Lord is always ready to save His people in every time of trouble.
The Lord has saved us, and He will save us even to the end. He has power, and will show it; He has authority, and He will use it; He has sympathy, and He will comfort us with it. He is a Savior close to us and isn't far off. He is ready and willing to deliver us. Hasn't He proved this to us in our past experience, and shouldn't we trust Him for the future?
In every danger cry out to God to save us; wait on Him in humble hope for a blessing; don't let worldly and unscriptural fears get in the way; refuse to listen to Satan, your own wisdom, or unbelief; keep on seeking until we obtain and enjoy God's blessing.
THE LORD IS READY TO SAVE US.
He will save us, rest in His love, and take joy.
Karen O'Leary is the the Program Manager at New Beginnings. She has her BA in Bible Theology and her Masters of Divinity. She has 8-years of experience as a Social Director at a non-profit organization helping those in crisis with financial assistance, brief supportive counseling, and being a spiritual presence in their time of need. In her free time Karen enjoys reading, cooking and traveling.
* Get a lot of sleep! The recommended sleep a person should get is 7.5 to 9 hours.
* Eat breakfast! It provides you with important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein. Breakfast also helps your energy level and gives your brain a jump start to the day!
* Keep a system! I pick out my clothes the night before and prepare lunch. Keep a system so you won’t be stressing the morning of.
* Get your homework done first! As soon as you get home from school start your homework so you won’t be up all night trying to finish it.
* Take some time for yourself. Keep yourself happy so you won’t be less stressed! Watch your favorite show, read a book, talk a walk. Make sure to do something you love that helps you stay balanced.
These are a few tips I use to remain balanced and focused. I know sometimes things don’t go as planned. You may have to stay up late to finish homework, other things come up and you can’t finish your assignments. God has blessed me with succeeding in school and also dealing with life obstacles. I know He will bless the mothers here at New Beginnings too. Praying to God can help keep you focused when things don’t go as planned. Put your trust in Him and everything will work out. Always remember after the storm (school), the sunshine (Graduation) comes out. God Bless!
DeShanna Turner- Smith Is the intern here at New Beginnings. She is pursuing her associates degree at Milwaukee Area Technical College in human services and will be graduating in December. While juggling school and work she enjoys spending time with her daughter. She's so excited and thankful to be apart of the New Beginnings team!
God has blessed me with a happy, healthy, little girl who has taught me a lot this year on how to love more, have a little more compassion and how to lean on God in certain situations. The first year of being a mom is really scary, I had thoughts like, "Am I’m doing this right?", "What should I be doing?", or "Does she love me?".
But every morning when she opens her eyes and looks at me, I see her smile and this lets me know that I am loved. (LOL) I remember the first time I dropped her off at daycare. I cried like a baby because my mom and I were the only ones that I trusted with my baby. When I went back to pick her up, her eyes lit up with excitement and that made me feel great and loved. So now I look forward to dropping her off and picking her up. I had moments of thinking about giving up this year. I just started to pray more and more and began to talk to God asking him for more patience and forgiveness.
This little girl brings happiness to my life. God knew just want to do for my life and it was Kiarra. So excited to see what God has for us this year.
Shaneka has been a resident at New Beginnings since June of 2015. She is working towards pursuing a degree in nursing. She has always dreamed of working in the healthcare field and is excited that New Beginnings can help her fulfill her dream. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful baby girl, Kiarra.
I could have never anticipated how much I would learn from the residents here. In the position that I have, many would think the exact opposite. However, living here has had a significant impact on my life. I am so thankful that God has given me the opportunity to serve Him in this way! I love the way in which this program connects the residents to their Lord. I myself have grown spiritually as well since this experience began.
The power of God can go so far. With Him as the ruler of our lives, we can have the confidence that we will be able to stand whatever life throws at us! Experiences will come & go, with is learning along the way. God is constant. If this we can be certain.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Eden Ehlers I am from Peoria, AZ. I'm a currently a Junior at WLC, double majoring in Psychology & Human Social Services. I aspire to become a social worker in a medical setting. I am thankful for New Beginnings & the experience it is giving me. It has been a great blessing.
Strategy #1: Use school time wisely.
If you have free time during school, use that time to try and get some homework done or even study for an upcoming test.
These things may or may not work for you but it wouldn’t hurt to try.
Meosha is a former resident here at New Beginnings. She joined our family in January of 2016. She has a beautiful little girl for whom she is striving to make a better life for.
Taleya Williamson is an Assistant Home Manager at New Beginnings. She was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington and attended Evergreen Lutheran High School. Taleya recently graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelors of Science in psychology with a minor in anthropology. In her free time, Taleya enjoys spending time with her husband, David.