Let’s play “Would You Rather…”
1. Would you rather be popular or respected?
2. Would you rather live in a world with no rules or one where everyone obeys the rules?
3. Would you rather know absolute truth or make up your own truth?
Consciously or not, you and I live out our answers to these questions and others like them every day. We live our “rathers” in the way we share things online, act with our friends and family, treat strangers, and spend our time.
This week we’ve talked about character, maximizing our strengths, and allowing God to change us where we’re weak. Thank you for telling me this conversation is important to you and for sharing it with your friends and family.
Life is funny sometimes. While this has been an encouraging week on the blog . . . it’s been an emotional week for me. The enemy vigorously poked at me with memories of past failures and losses. Tears flowed. Still I’m trying to count each blessing and remember how thankful I am that…
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It’s hard to show our vulnerable side isn’t it? It’s easier to make our public persona the envy of others. We post pictures of our dinners out, vacations, and new purchases. We shout our successes and hide our failures. Maybe we hide behind the pretty because we’re afraid. Afraid others will judge and criticize.
Friends, we need each other. We need to model strong character traits like . . . kindness, patience, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and hope. Because those are our Father’s character traits. They are the parts of Himself He breathed into Adam; the very things we long for in the depth of our souls.
May we set our hearts and minds on knowing His character. May we ask Him to show us where we need to become more like Him. And with His strength may we lay every weakness at the foot of the cross . . . that He might forgive us, restore us, and use us for His glory.
Sharing Our Strengths
My friend, Susan, lives close to Sandy Hook Elementary School. She often inspires me
with stories of the ways her neighbors have come together to encourage and uplift each other.
This week at Your Home Only Better – she told A Sweet Bedtime Story.
Lisa Burgess at Lisa Notes… will inspire you with
Don’t take my word for it. Find out how an afternoon playing Uno with
some new friends taught the importance of simple presence.
Samantha at Godly Womanhood – Discovering the Romance wrote a
terrific post titled – What I Learned from Building a Home.
Rev and I have built two homes, one where we served as General Contractor.
Samantha and her husband guilt this home in their first year of marriage.
Are you a pumpkin lover? Me too.
Check out my new designHappy HomeGoods Post – Pumpkin: It’s Not Just for Pie.
I think my favorite recipe is Pumpkin Biscuits.
Which recipe do you want to try?
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