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I think it’s safe to say that most of us have a list of people we wouldn’t want to run into at the grocery store. Today, Beth and I are talking about having a “record of wrongs” as we continue our study of love in 1 Corinthians 13. I don’t consider myself a grudge-holder. But I’m noticing as I get older, I don’t care to rebuild bridges that others have burned with me. I’m a “forgive and cut them loose” type. I don’t beg people to stay in my life. Especially those who hurt me. All of that is fine and good, unless you are keeping a mental ledger of who has done you wrong. The fact that I always return to is that if the Creator of heaven and earth can forgive- why can’t I? If He can cast things into the sea of forgetfulness, then why do I…

I’m unsure of when it happened. But I’ve been super grumpy lately. Everything kind of annoys me. And when I feel that way, I tend to retreat because I don’t want to subject others to my poor attitude. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation. Maybe it’s the demands of wifedom & Motherhood. I wear irritable like a classic black dress to a party, but I’m not wearing it well. It doesn’t feel good. Beth and I are continuing our look at love based on 1 Corinthians 13. This week is about not being irritable. I want my love to not be so easily irritated than it has been lately. So, as you’re sitting at the Thanksgiving dinner table, try not to let certain family members bug the crap out of you. Don’t let anything get in the way of you being grateful. Not on this holiday – and not on any day. Lord,…

Beth and I are continuing our look at 1 Corinthians 13. Today we’re talking about what it means to be self seeking. I’m so tired and worn out as I write this. Sunday’s have become the hardest day of my week, and thus I’ve dubbed them the new Monday. My kids gave me a run for my money and I acted like a crazy person at church. I was so wound up, I could barely speak to anyone. What’s interesting is when you pray for God to give you children for the better part of a decade, you experience tremendous guilt on days you want to rip your eyelashes out one at a time. At least, that’s how it is for me. So atop my frustrations, add guilt. It’s like the poop icing to a cake made of poop. All that to say – Motherhood is not self seeking. There’s nothing…

Beth & I are continuing our love series in 1 Corinthians 13. Today, we’re talking about how love is not rude. To put it simply: don’t be a jerk. Don’t be the kind of person who constantly corrects others, needs to be right or knows everything. You can be right – or you can have friends. I used to think that being assertive or direct was rude. Then I met people who could be those things in a loving and kind way. It is possible to be a professional in the corporate world and be successful without be rude! I’ve seen it. I admire it! It’s effective. Rudeness is really just a poor excuse for someone without social skills or it can expose someone with an agenda. Relationships shouldn’t be transactional. Don’t have an agenda in your relationships. Just love. Here’s this week’s Beatles cover. ​[wpvideo YY6GtFSF]​