“Lessons From Pulling Weeds” – Ethan Tolpin 11

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Episode Summary

Ethan shares the dangers of allowing weeds to stay in your life.

Recently the Tolpin’s had to pull Goatheads from their property. Their eleven-year-old Ethan shares some Biblical wisdom about pulling the weeds in our lives. Share this with your kids as it should stimulate some good discussion.

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Scripture In This Episode:

Hebrews 13:6 – So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

James 4:17 – “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”

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As a kid, it takes courage to stand for God’s truth in an increasingly uncertain world. You hear from our parents. And now you and your kids can hear from us to join us Fridays as we discuss our journey while also sharing bits of wisdom in 15 minutes or less. Hi, guys, Ethan here. I’m 11 years old and I want to talk to you guys about getting rid of weeds. So we moved here and we have had plants and all of our property, and they have little tiny seeds with spikes on them. And it prevents you from like riding bikes around the house and they pop your tires and there is a little kid here and he was running and he tripped, and then he fell into a goat head plant. Then he would have goat heads all over and you’ll cut. And recently, my family and me have been getting rid of them and burning them, and we’ve been getting injured and scraped a lot. But we have still been doing that when I was plucking weeds with my family. I was thinking, What are the weeds in my life? So what are the weeds in your life? Is it sharing? I’m going to read to you, Hebrews 13 16. But do not forget to do good and to share for with such sacrifice. God is well pleased. So the weeds are disobeying parents. Maybe lying, gossiping. Now I’m going to read to you, James, for 17. Therefore, to him, who knows to do good and does not do it to him, it is sin. We need to get rid of the weeds in our life. We need to take action. We pray and we ask God for help and we need to read the Bible and we need to have self-discipline. Thanks for listening.

There’s nothing to fear in this world when you fully trust God. You were born in this generation for a reason, so embrace it, but have a teachable heart as it won’t be easy. Listen to your parents, read the Bible and desire to glorify God and all you do. And hey, parents, there are amazing biblical resources at CourageousParenting.com and CourageousMom.com

Written By Angie Tolpin
Angie has been married to Isaac for 19 years and together they have eight children, whom she homeschools. She is the Founder of CourageousMom.com, a doula, the author of the best-selling book Redeeming Childbirth, and the creator of the first ever Christian Postpartum Course. Angie loves ministering to Women and has created a few online Bible Studies on Biblical Friendship and Motherhood.

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