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"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things". (Philippians 4:8) This verse reminds us to be careful and conscious of the things that enter our minds. Much like a vehicle, the performance you can expect is directly attributed to and affected by what you put into the vehicle. This same principle is true not just for us as adults but more importantly for our children. Their young minds soak up anything they see, hear, and are exposed to. They have to learn the" rights and wrongs" of life and scripture gives us counsel to "filter" their exposure and teach them to make good choices. As you do this your children will mature and as they grow older they will, on their own, be able to make good choices in what they allow into their minds and hearts. As parents and guardians we are responsible for our children and to prepare them for eternity. Studies have actually shown that children who reduce their screen time (video, technical devices) have seen a decline in cases related to issues connected to learning disabilities and challenges.

Practical Suggestions to try:

1. Limit your child's screen time to 30 min. (or less) a week.

2. Spend time with your child playing games or in outdoor activities.

3. Pray each day for your child. Ask for God's guidance in raising them for Him and for His protection from the evil one.

In this digital and technical age it is can be a challenge to have the proper balance. With family and work schedules and responsibilities it is difficult but we have the promise that God will give us the strength, guidance and wisdom to be the parents to our children that we need to be. "If ye being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?" (Matthew 7:11) Our precious children are a gift from God loaned to us to prepare them for the heaven He is preparing for us.

Doreen Squier

October has been Pastor Appreciation Month and we are reminded of how blessed we are at LAA. Not only do we have the support from our church family but from our pastor as well. We are grateful for his interaction with our students and his participation in our school. Every Tuesday morning Pastor Carlis has chapel with the students. This school year he is going through the IT IS WRITTEN Bible Studies designed specifically for children/youth (which we have also made available to our Home School families/students via Zoom). This is a time for students not only to learn the truths of the Scriptures, but to also ask questions. Thank you, Pastor Carlis for all you do to be involved with our students here at LAA and helping them prepare for the Kingdom. We pray God will continue to bless your ministry in our church and our school.

Pastor Carlis stopped in to play some ball with our students.