During my short 26 years of living, here’s something I’ve learned for sure:
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As you go about life, this fallen world is going to take things from you.
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In the face of pain, you have two choices: to become just like the fallen world or stand against it. 
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You are either a REFLECTION or a REACTION. 
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What makes the difference is having a strong foundation.
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Being connected with our creator, our community, and our purpose is what gives us this strong foundation.
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And when we build this foundation in the lives of others, what we are really doing is building the Kingdom of Heaven. 
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This past week, my church and I helped provide such a foundation for foster kids at Royal Family Kids Camp.
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But this sort of work isn’t limited to a week of camp.
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It’s something we can do for anyone, anywhere, at anytime. 
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So as we go about our everyday lives, let’s be intentional about resisting the temptation to be a reflection, choosing to become a reaction, and helping others to the same.