This has not been the best holiday ever. I know that there are some things that got blown out of proportion, the fact that my co-workers texted me in the middle of the holiday and I had to work with less than I normally have was not fun. I'm trying to be faithful and kind and I blew it the other night.
What does it mean to "honor your father and mother" when it's so hard to be here? Can you honor your father and mother from afar? Or does the thought of honoring someone mean being in their presence?
Lessons have been learned and I fear that the bad moments are outshining the good ones. How human is that?
I hope your holidays held mainly good moments and that you let the bad ones slip away. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you and the whole world peace.
Jesus taught us, saying: “Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be
condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and there will be gifts for
you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, will be
poured into your lap; because the standard you use will be the standard used
I'm writing a message about giving for our December 1st service at our church's more young adult service and I thought this was perfect. I have so many thoughts in my head and I would love to put them down...but I have 75 cookies to bake for El Salvador Sunday and am hoping to make 25 dozen cookies to help our church fundraise for our food ministries because we've lost 2/3rds of our grants. So I'll be updating certain things, but know that I'm stalking all of you, you're just not hearing so much from me!