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A Few Father's Day Thoughts

A Few Father's Day Thoughts

“Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do”

These are lines from one of my favorite songs - “Daughters” by John Mayer. It’s a beautiful reminder for both fathers and mothers to be aware of the impact they’re making on their kids. Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, can be tricky for many.

Excuses don't Excuse us

Excuses don't Excuse us

Our excuses don’t excuse us. No matter how valid our excuse may be, they are not more powerful than the commands of Christ!

Loving well on purpose, aka biblical hospitality, is a mandate from scripture!! Show hospitality. Show it without grumbling. Show it and, who knows, maybe you’ll entertain angels. Show hospitality if you’re busy, tired, drained, swamped, tuckered out, or running on empty.

Hospitality & Counterfeit Money

Hospitality & Counterfeit Money

My son and I were talking on the way to school last week. We’d been playing at our children’s museum a few days earlier and they have a pretend grocery store with play money.at the registers. As we were headed to school, Reed said, “Mom, wouldn’t it be cool if you could make lots of play money and use it in real stores and no one would know!?!” And that is how he learned about counterfeiting.

Tears, Bottles and Hospitality

Tears, Bottles and Hospitality

Crying on cue…can you do it? I can’t. I’m not prone to be outwardly emotional although that doesn’t mean I’m devoid of feelings. I just rarely cry in public. In fact, it took my husband a while to learn that if I did cry on his shoulder, the tears would dry up as soon as he said something. Something about someone speaking to me while I’m sobbing doesn’t mesh well for my brain and instantly the tears dry up. All this, combined with the fact that I’m a terrible seamstress, means that I wouldn’t have been able to have much of a career in biblical times. Let me explain…