When I say “green eyed monster”, I’m not referring to my husband. Im speaking, of course, about jealousy. Beth and I are continuing our look at love in 1 Corinthians 13; what it is and what it is not. And – it is not jealous; it does not envy. I’ve been debating what to write here for days. I didn’t know this was an issue for me, but here I am. Years ago, maybe even as far back as my childhood, I’d pray to be able to sing like other people I admired. I often found myself jealous of their ability to do what I love better than me. One day, I felt the Lord nudge me and I realized that every time I was envious, it was no different than telling the Lord the voice He gave me was not enough. That was a long time ago. What I do…

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 kicks, I’ll be doing these little covers of Beatles songs. Hope you get a good laugh! ​[wpvideo xNQnNBJH]​

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? Will this lead to future opportunities or get me close to certain people? Will this glorify the Lord or myself? There’s many types of people you can become if you don’t ask yourself these questions. Here are some examples of people who do not ask themselves these questions: The Superhero…

I’m convinced there’s 2 things we ALL need to keep updated before we need them: – Passport – Resume This way, you’re ready to GO. Don’t wait until you NEED a new resume. This way you’ve got it when you do need it! If someone told you about a great opportunity, would you be able to send them something immediately? Or maybe you get that call in the middle of the night like I did a decade ago when my stepdad was hospitalized in Hong Kong while away on a business trip. We had to drive to Seattle to get new passports because our old ones had expired. I’m convinced now that I need to get them for my kids. I want to be ready in case of emergencies – and ready for an adventure should that opportunity arise. Are you ready?