Beth and I are continuing our look at 1 Corinthians 13. Today, we’re talking about boasting. In this golden age of technology, where every hiccup and fart is documented on social media, there’s an onslaught of “humble bragging”. It seems like everyone is doing something cool. Living the good life. The best restaurants, concerts, vacations, schools – you name it. I think it’s easy to let our social media become a highlight reel. But what if we were honest – with ourselves and others. That our Snapchat’s of life aren’t always the real picture, but a filtered image we want to project. What if we were real? ​[wpvideo 8Xd9I4zt]​ ​​

Beth and I are looking at the love chapter in 1 Corinthians 13. Today we are looking at patience or as I like to call it – NOBODY’S strong suit! My first month working in education, I’ve decided teachers and parents of small children are among the most patient of people. When your love for someone is enough to suppress annoyance, you my friend have found patience. To me, patience is when you not only come to the end of yourself. You not only love someone as a work in progress, but see them for who they could be and are becoming in Christ. This, for me, has always been my aim when I contemplate and seek patience. Now, for a little silliness. (Glad I recorded this when I felt my nasty cold coming on & did it before I lost my voice completely!) ​[wpvideo GZnthyV9]​

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 who knew me well enough to know it was untrue gave me this scripture and it changed my life: Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. I’ll do what I can to live at peace with my neighbors. That…

Beth and I continue our look at the Beatitudes and this week is mercy. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. My mind automatically went to this verse: James 2:13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. I love the word “triumph”. Mercy is a divine compassion. Someone doesn’t need to deserve it to receive it – that’s what makes it so divine. That’s what makes it triumphant. If we all deserved it, it’d be easy to give! This is the beautiful act of mercy. I love this song. I hope you do, too. It’s a great reminder. https://youtu.be/sILwvJShMV8 My past embraced My sin forgiven I’m blameless in Your sight My history rewritten You delight in showing mercy Mercy triumphs over judgment Oh love, great love Fear cannot be found in You There will…