Each local church is a community, or family, of believers. Like any other family, there are differences of opinion, which, if not handled correctly, can lead to division. God wants us to live in a loving, encouraging community that helps us grow in our relationship with God. We are called to help each other and… Continue reading To Live in a Community, You Must Have Unity!
Avoiding Mean Girl Syndrome
I don't consider myself a mean girl, but at times lying in wait, just below the surface of my church lady appearance, is my sinful nature. The mean girl inside makes me feel like a Pharisee – critical and judg·y. I feel like Paul expressed in Romans 7:15, "For I do not do what I… Continue reading Avoiding Mean Girl Syndrome
Blessed are the Peacemakers
Recently, my daughter-in-law called me a peacemaker, commenting that I was happy as long as everyone else was happy. Guilty as charged! I am a peacemaker. Not only do I like everyone to be content, I want my loved ones to be at peace with one another. During the last year, with every topic… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers