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Love Is All You Need

Yay! New series ahead. Beth & I are talking about the traits of love.  God gave Moses 10 Commandments. Guidelines that were simple, yet people messed that up. Then when Jesus showed up, He broke it down further and made it even simpler for us by breaking it down to love (love God & love your neighbor - Matthew 22:36-40). Still, we manage to mess that up.  My hope by discussing the traits of love is that I would learn to be more like Jesus. Really unpack 1 Corinthians 13. Love is so much more than we know.  Also, for [...]

What Do I Know?

Today as Beth and I wrap up our Beatitudes series, I find myself almost at a loss for words. This has been a much bigger challenge to write about than I thought! This last one is by far the hardest.  Matthew 5:10  God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,  for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. I like to joke, "if nobody's hatin', you're doing something wrong". But, what do I really know of persecution? My freedom and rights are protected and defended. ISIS isn't knocking on my door. I guess for me it poses the question: if [...]

Whirled Peas

What does peace really mean? What did Jesus say about it? Beth gives great detail and scriptures about peace.  We are nearing the end of our series on the Beatitudes. Only 1 more week left after this! Today, we're looking at peacemakers.  Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Did you know the youngest child (aka the baby of the family) is typically the peacemaker? As the youngest, I hope this is true of me. Many years ago, someone came against me over something I had not done. A woman I admire and [...]

Check Your Heart

One of the reasons I love partnering with Beth in this collaborative effort is because she thinks different than me. Her posts are study driven while mine tend to be anecdotal. We're looking at Matthew 5:8 this week as we continue our look at the Beatitudes. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. I want to talk about having pure motives. It's actually something I pray for and give myself frequent heart check-ups. Here's a few questions I ask myself regarding serving and/or giving: Will anyone know I did this? How do I benefit from it? [...]