They Are Watching Your Every Move

“Do what I say but not what I do!” In some households, parents convey this motto to their children. It is the thought that children should not concern themselves with what a parent does but only obey what they are told to do. Unfortunately, this does not work. Children have a way of watching everything we do and a desire to mimic what we do. Their knack for showing up at the most unexpected and sometimes awkward times is amazing. It could be the moment you give an angry look or gesture to someone who recently aggravated you and unknown to you, your children had a clear view of what you did. For the days that follow, you spend an unexpected amount of time convincing your children not t

Trusting When You Don't Understand

I recently discovered a message we shared at our church some time ago that highlighted points that are as relevant today as they were when this topic was originally shared. It was based on a familiar scripture found in Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths. The scripture tells us to trust in the Lord. Not only when it is easy and we see where we are going but also when we have no idea where we are going or why certain things occur around us. The Bible commands us to trust God with all our being, without hesitation! I know and certainly God knows that it is dif

490 Times

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. - Matthew 18-21-22 A word that seems to be disappearing from conversations today is forgiveness. In a world driven by deadlines and time pressures, mistakes are usually highlighted and judgments are often swift. One mistake in word or deed can cause a person to go from hero to villain or an in-demand brand to a “has been”. It is an imperfect world expecting perfect

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