what we ae saying is to be the truth? Without knowing it, we assume certain truths. Have we bought into a false world? Have we genuinely tested our assumptions? - Believes and Assumptions … o Belief – an opinion or conviction “Christmas is special o Assumptions – the act of taking something for granted Christmas is special because I’m going to get presets - Have we examined our beliefs? o Do we know where our beliefs and assumptions come from? o Who/what are we putting our faith in? Books, music, films that have influenced me… - Chicken noodle soup for the teenage soul – stories of people who have been through hell and was able to get though a hard time
- The boots my mother gave me – a story of a girl who was abused by her father and she left her home town to find who she was and what she wanted her life to be. Having gone through good and bad times but getting past it and was constantly searching for what she wanted in life. Six people who have influenced me… - My grandma – For always having my side and believing in me when no one else did. For being there for me and being who I could trust always; for introducing me to Christianity - My mother – for what she did - Aunt Amber – for guiding me when my grandma died and helping me understand God more. - Dad – while he doesn’t say the best things, he does care and love me regardless of what my mother put him through - Uncle Kenny – he has shown me that hard work pays off and that real fathers don’t leave their children regardless of his kids mother because he doesn’t want to scar them. - Mrs. Starling – the best teacher id ever had. She taught me that, while we can go through really hard times we are all strong enough to get past it and even when you think you have no one, there is someone who cares.
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