Growing Up

"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." - Galatians 5:22 Earlier this week, I woke up in the morning, had my devotional, and was feeling good about the start of the day. After I woke up my girls for school, the rest of the morning became a blur. My girls (who are not usually grumpy) were very grumpy. One daughter refused to get out of bed. Another had a questionable clothing choice. There were complaints about breakfast. On top of it all, there was last minute homework that needed to be completed. It's a miracle that my girls made it alive to school that morning. My devotional reading was from

Pick Me Up

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34 A few weeks ago, a 56 year old man requested 8 members of his favorite football team (Philadelphia Eagles) to serve as pallbearers at his funeral service. When asked why, he responded, "So they can let me down one last time." This is the reality of sports. Teams will let you down. Sometimes, the same is true for family and friends. When Jesus commands us to "love one another," he's reminding us that we're not made to live alone. We're made to live a life of love. We're made to care for each other (to pick each other up) in "community." Who's in your "community" - your inn

Bearing Goodness

"The bow will be in the clouds, and upon seeing it, I will remember the enduring covenant between God and every living being of all the earth's creatures." God said to Noah, "This is the symbol of the covenant that I have set up between me and all creatures on earth." - Genesis 9:16-17- As waters rose and now begin to reside in Texas, I am reminded of how quickly our lives can change. Sometimes we have warning that the tide is about to shift, but often it rises when we least expect it. Or is rises far higher than we ever believed it would. Almost ironically, I am reminded of God's promise through the rainbow that was made to Noah. God didn't promise that everyday would be full of sunshine,

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