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214 pages
Sep 2004
Ambassador Books

Survival Notes for Teens: Inspiration for the Emotional Journey

by Robert Stofel

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Dreams begin with anticipation. Life is built on hope. We hope to have a date for the prom. We hope to have enough money for a dress or to rent a tux. Then we start hoping for bigger things. We hope to get married someday. We hope to have a great job. But hope must have action. Goals must be set. Dreams have to be planned. And the way Noah planned his happiness was by accepting Godís dream. Godís dream was to have an ark that would sail above the stormy waters of a flood. And Noah built the ark in the middle of the desert. The nearest body of water was over a hundred miles away. And Noah kept hammering his eye-teeth out, even when people laughed. His goal was to fulfill Godís dream. And true happiness takes place when we say, ďGod, hereís my life. Give me your dreams.Ē You do this and you will save yourself from drowning in an aimless sea.

Naming what you truly want means that you can begin to guide your life like a ship toward the harbor light, because you now have a goal that is exactly, precisely, and specifically identified. ó Dr. Phil McGraw