July 2017 Th!nk Magazine – Gaining a Heavenly Perspective

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already July. How have you been? What have you been up to? Well, for us here at Th!nk, we’ve been busy celebrating our 4th year anniversary and putting a lot of work into this edition! We hope you enjoy it!

This month’s theme is on having a heavenly perspective. We can often get caught up in the things of the world, but we need to realize that those things will fade away. The only thing that truly matters is our relationship with Jesus. When having a heavenly perspective, we focus our attention on our future in heaven. Read on to see how in more practical ways!

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February 2017 Magazine – Truth

Happy February! 🙂 How are you this month? Good, I hope. This month we have a fun few things for you. A new recipe, book review, and an interview- with Jamie Grace!

…I mean, really, it was hilarious to watch several of us *cough, cough- two specific people – cough, cough*.

Anyways… this month the theme is truth. What is the truth? How can we be sure what the truth is? Can we even be absolutely sure what the truth is? Why is it SO important? Join us as we visit these questions, and others!20161128_102608

 

Not Just Knots & G.A.C. Quiz Answers- August 2014

Not Just Knots…

So this page is a knitting/crocheting page… but we never actually have taught you how to knit! How can this be? So, this month we are going to teach you the first basic things you need to know to knit. And we have an idea for practices that can also be a ministry! All you need to do it knit 7” by 9” sections and send them to an organization we found and they will connect them together with other sections to make blankets which they donate to people who need it. So this month we are going to teach you to knit so hopefully you can use this skill to bless others either through this organization or through gifts, donations, and however else you can! Since knitting is something that would take a lot of explaining to write down for you here, we have a how-to video to make it easier. Just email us and we will be happy to send it to you!

To learn more about the organization go to:

http://startingchain.com/2014/01/10-charities-that-need-crocheted-items.html

 

G.A.C. Quiz Answers

1. C- They sleep most of the time

2. Yes- They do sleep a lot

3. B- They eat eucalyptus leaves

4. D- Koalas are most like kangaroos

July 2014 Quiz

Quiz

Would You Rather…?

 

1. Take a nap or run a mile

2. Eat nothing but vegetables for one day or not have your favorite food for a month?

3. Be a bad player on a winning team or be an excellent player on a losing team?

4. Eat Ice cream on a hot day or a popsicle?

5. Spend your birthday horseback riding or swimming with dolphins?

6. Go snorkeling in the ocean or scuba diving in a swimming pool?

7. Go canoeing with a stranger or go kayaking alone?

8. Be stuck in an elevator for an hour or be stuck in traffic for an hour?

9. Get stung by a bee or wasp?

10. Have some friends that you’re very close to or have many friends that you aren’t really close to?

Reply with your answers by commenting!

Quiz- Would you Rather

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Which would you rather do?

Would you rather… Sleep on a pile of rocks or Sleep on a stack of hay

Would you Rather… Eat only spinach for a day or Drink only water for a day

Would you Rather… Wear socks instead of shoes or Wear a bathing suit instead of clothes

Would you Rather… Have a pet unicorn or Have a pet dragon

Would you Rather… Ride on a donkey all day or Ride on a sheep all day

Would you Rather… Clean your room or Make dinner

Would you Rather… Get hit by a car or Fall off a rollercoaster

Would you Rather… Not use one of your hands for a day or Walk around on only one foot for a day

Would you Rather… Bike to school or Skip to the end of your street

Would you Rather… Sail to a secret island or fly by parasail to a secret island

Would you Rather… Give away everything in your room or have it be destroyed by a fire

Would you Rather… Sleep for an entire day or Rest every 10 minutes for 6 days

In your comments, we would love to hear your answers!

Quiz- Looking at the ‘Big Picture’

Quiz: Looking at the ‘Big Picture’

Please ask yourself these questions…

1. Do I easily get frustrated when something doesn’t go my way?

A. Yes C. Sometimes

B. Most of the time D. Never

2. Do I put my entire trust in God?

A. Yes C. Sometimes

B. Most of the time D. Never

3. Do I put others first in everything I do?

A. Yes C. Sometimes

B. Most of the time D. Never

4. Do I get stressed easily?

A. Yes C. Sometimes

B. Most of the Time D. Never

Answers…

There is no need to tell you what’s right and what’s wrong. Obviously the answers should all be never but we are not perfect so that’s probably not what you want to put as every answer. Some people are better in some areas than others but if you put all the answers as never, please know that no one is perfect and that your heart may not always be in the right place. I would definitely consider spending some time in prayer. Then, when God has helped you improve you can take the quiz again.

If you did B. or C. for any answers, I am very proud of you. I can understand that you are still working on it(I am too) and I appreciate your honesty. Just keep working on becoming better and ask God to help you.

If you did A. for any answers please spend more time praying and creating a stronger relationship with God. It isn’t always easy to do, but it is very important. Try to make Spending time with God your top priority, it will matter in the bigger picture while other things might not.

True Answers…

1. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; -James 1:9 ESV

This means that we should think before we speak and get angry. Before you do anything, you should think ‘what would Jesus say or do in this situation?’. You also just have to know that this isn’t your world so things won’t always go your way or how you want it to go. Remember, this is God’s world and he created everything so shouldn’t everything go his way? Yes it does, even he knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, in a week, in a month and even in a year.

2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5 ESV

This means that we should put our entire trust in God. We don’t need to be afraid or worried because the most powerful one of all is on your side and is always perfect. I know it’s not easy to put your trust in someone who you can’t even see but it’s worth putting your trust into the most powerful one of all. In this verse, what it means by lean on your own understanding is that you have to agree with God’s ways and reasons and not yours foe in another place in Psalms there is a good point it says that how can we, mere humans, know or understand? WE can’t. Nut God can and does and will help us if we let him.

3. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. -1 John 4:7-8 ESV

This means that if you do not truly love, you aren’t truly a Christian and don’t know God. I think of love when I think of putting others first. I don’t know about you, but I think that love is an important part in any relationship whether it’s with your friends, family or your peers. If you don’t have love then you can’t create a relationship because then you would be arguing and fighting all the time. When you put others first, you are also not thinking about yourself, you’re thinking of others and their needs.

4. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28 ESV

This means that there is no need to be stressed. God does things for a purpose and works things together for good. Recently, my mom was working late and I really wanted to go to youth group that night. I knew that we still had to drive back to our house and make/eat dinner. I was really stressed because I didn’t want to be late to youth group. Somehow it felt like God stopped time. We surprisingly got to church right before youth group started. There was no point in me getting stressed because God took care of the problem and got me there on time. Sometimes we have to think that everything is God’s. Whether it’s our money, toys or event time. I know I am still working on it, but sometimes when I’m stressed, I think to myself ‘ it’s God’s time and God can care for his own things’.

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photo by artur84 and freedigitalphotos.net

Quiz Yourself…
After reading this quiz, you will become better at becoming more like Christ. At the end, see how well you did and what you need to improve on.

I read my Bible…
1.
At church

2.
For encouragement and comfort

3.
because it draws me closer to God

4.
Every day

5.
All of the above

I pray…
1.
When I remember

2.
At meals.

3.
Before bed.

4.
When I have requests.

5.
Always.

I give…
1.
because then people will give me stuff.

2.
the least possible amount.

3.
because my mom told me too.

4.
people other people’s stuff.

5.
like I was giving it to God.

I memorize scripture…
1.
When my sunday school teacher gives it for homework.

2.
I get a reward if I do.

3.
because it in a picture frame, on the wall, in the bathroom.

4.
umm… I know John 3:16.

5.
to use as a powerful weapon against temptations.

To count up your score just count the number you chose as the score for that question. The higher the score the better. Keep working if you don’t have the highest score! Now you know what you need to work on. God will reward you for your efforts to live for him.