All in the Family

Family.  Love them and tolerate them!  Adore them and sometimes flee from them for short periods of time.  Laugh with them and cry with them.  We hold them close and sometimes we close them off.  Family.  The best of us and the black sheep of us.  Our homes can be both a beautiful place and a battlefield. 

The Main Thing

It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s Lowe’s, Walmart, or Amazon, the shopping self-talk is the same: keep the main thing the main thing. Otherwise, of course, the “cart” will eventually kill the bank account.  On one level, who can keep from being distracted by the cool riding mowers outside Lowe’s? That’s why they are there, isn’t it? Thinking I’ll be safe once inside the store, I am faced with so many things I didn’t realize I needed, and which I suddenly can hardly imagine life without. The riding mower distracts; the grills inside dilute. What did I come here for? Oh yeah, light bulbs… In the life of believing… there is a difference in a believer and a disciple.  A disciple follows the One who is teaching them.  Discipleship is much more than one trip to an altar, one prayer, and a quick dip.