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Peaceable and Considerate

Peaceable and Considerate

  “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility to all men” – Titus 3:1-2. To be peaceable and considerate in today’s day and time, that is a novel concept for sure.  I…

Oh Holy Night

Oh Holy Night

Oh Holy Night Let’s go on a journey of looking at the manger and take time to consider and ponder the events of the night. Within the moments is an intimate, personal experience for each of us; an opportunity to gaze into the eyes of the baby King and to those of His momma. As we celebrate the birth of…

Tree Envy

Tree Envy

Tree envy. Yep. I have it. Makes me laugh to say it that way. I didn’t actually say it quite like that, my friend Ana did, after I confessed to her that I am feeling slightly embarrassed by my Christmas tree last year. My coworkers and I were visiting about getting our decorating and shopping done and I shared with…

Pause Button, Please!!

Pause Button, Please!!

Pause Button, Please! Several Christmases ago, I was watching Christmas movies with my kids and was struck with the fact that my middle son, Jake, then 12, would only have 6 more Christmases living in our home.  Time flies when you are having fun and we are having a blast! Jake is now a sophomore at A&M and Madi is…

We Will Not be Shaken

We Will Not be Shaken

Dear friends and partners, Merry, Merry Christmas to you!  As I write you this beautiful morning, I have a fire in the fireplace, coffee in hand, and you on my heart! I pray that 2018 has been a year of answered prayer in your life and that this Christmas season is full of hope and wonder! One December, not too…

Loyalty

Loyalty

“The best things in life are never rationed.  Friendship, loyalty, and love do not require coupons.”  George Hewitt Loyalty is defined as “being faithful to obligations or people” and faithfulness as “steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant.”  What important qualities for all of us to have! I have thought a lot about loyalty lately.  In my estimation, loyalty is…

Honesty

Honesty

  Honest – free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere Truth – that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality Honesty is certainly a virtue that is fundamental not only in being a successful person of character, but also in our faith. Ephesians 4:15 “Instead speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into…

Humility

Humility

Humility. What a difficult issue humility can be!  We want our children to be confident and not to struggle with insecurity.  Our desire as parents is that they would accomplish the fullness of God’s will for their lives…that they would absolutely exhaust their full potential.  Humility – where does it fit?  My friends would tell you that I am fairly…

Kindness

Kindness

Oftentimes we say to our kids, “you should be kind… show her some kindness… can you please be kind to your little brother?”  But it is my prayer that we will begin to teach them in practical ways how to show kindness.  When situations present themselves, to ask them, what would be the kind response or how would the Holy…

True Healing

True Healing

I recently heard a sermon from Chris Hodges from Church of the Highlands in Alabama and from it gained tremendous revelation. I have heard that verse many times over the years and never fully considered its meaning.  There are some things that seem to be universal.  Feelings that all of us share.  There are universal joys, sorrows, victories and defeats. …