Showing posts from October, 2011

Only God will not disappoint you – Proverbs 24:3

Proverbs 24:3 It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong. The longer I live; I realize that only God and His word will stand forever. We can live our lives criticizing others and seeing their faults, or we can decide to love and move on. Many people refuse to go to church or be part of a faith community (in whatever shape that might be) because they don’t like “hypocrites” aka – people who go to “church” on Sundays (or whatever day), and then live like the devil the rest of the week. God knows I was one of those. But it’s interesting that those same people, who like to criticize, also live like the devil, but they are blinded by their own sins. The truly scary people (to me) are those who do go to “church” but criticize pastors, teachers, staff and programs as if they were supposed to be perfect. Instead of realizing that the church (or body of believers) exists to honor God, we make it about ourselves. These people leave the "church&

Life between the dashes - Matthew 22:37-39

October 16, 2011 Matthew 22:37-39 (GW) 37 Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 This is the greatest and most important commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' Thinking of how much I love my Mom as she hangs on to life. Life is such a gift from God. We come to realize the brevity of life when someone we love is hanging on. But all too soon, it’s easy to forget that we’re not going to live this earthly life forever. Many people I know don’t have the experience of having a loved one die while they are young. I have had that experience. It seems like people who have been near and dear to me have passed away in every decade of my life. I’ve had to make adjustments without them. It hasn’t always been easy because I haven’t always been close to God – that makes a huge difference. Through my journey, I’ve come to realize how life is really about honoring t