“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
The passage from Hebrews emphasizes that we have this hope – that is, Heaven– that is going to get us through the trials of this world. We have hope in the midst of uncertainty to hold us steady. We are not chained to the sin of this world, rather, we are anchored in Christ, with the hope of eternal life in Heaven with Him.
It is important to remember what John says in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Despite the changes we face, we can be assured that our God will never change. We will always have hope to keep us anchored in Him and not the world.
Cait Seastrand All the way from San Diego, California, she is a Senior Sports and Exercise Science major at Wisconsin Lutheran College. God-willing she will be a physical therapist for children, soldiers, or academy cadets for the police and fire departments. Until then, she is very thankful for the opportunity to have a family away from home here at New Beginnings.
A lot of people struggle with going to school or working. Why is getting an education important when you need money to support your child/children now? Especially mothers, we need to find ways to provide for our children. We need to work to have the funds available to support our children. We have to look beyond now and look into our future, and having a higher education can help your future become secure. Growing up I always wondered why my mom pushed education on me so hard. Who likes waking up early for school? I never knew how much education could be important until I got older. Higher education offers graduates more jobs to choose from than those who didn't continue their schooling. Higher education also improves an individual's quality of life. By having a higher education, you have more access to better healthcare, better jobs, and more stability in life!
When I first found out about being pregnant, I wanted to work to make sure I had enough money to take care of my daughter. I had to realize the bigger picture and that was that my daughter needed a stable future. The best decision you can make for your children is giving them a stable future. I love New Beginnings and the mission behind continuing your education. Providing the best resources and guiding them while they're in school. I’m working while in school, but I always make sure my education comes first. Higher education will help you expand your knowledge and skills. It will prepare you for things you need to know in the world. I want to teach my daughter that with God anything is possible. While I’m going to school and taking care of my daughter, it is teaching her the importance of education.
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!