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Empathy

I have been thinking about empathy and what it means to be a good friend. Our culture sends thousands of messages our way about the benefits of positive thinking. We're encouraged to never speak about anything negative, as though somehow sharing a concern or frustration will...

Be Harmless . . . And Helpful

"Don't be helpful, be harmless" is a very safe way to live because being helpful (or attempting to be helpful) often causes friction. But does this mean we should cease trying to be helpful? Yes. And no. Part of maturity is recognizing when we need to...

If You Only Knew

It's just as easy to forget as it is to remember. Ever since we moved into our new home I've been having "flash backs"—probably because I've been forced to go through every single item we own because we experienced a mold crises—have had to throw...

Nothing to Hide

I received a letter from a friend recently. Her sad words caused me to reflect, and as I did, I remembered something I wrote a long time ago. Did a search on my computer and here it is. Always good to remember . . ....

Anxiety

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7...

Sharing In His Sufferings

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that...

Scotlyn’s Favorite Things

Scotlyn's Favorite Things . . . Wannanubs Scotlyn has three. I recommend having at least two. One for the diaper bag, one for around the house. Mary Meyer Levi Lion This has been one of Scotlyn's favorite friends since she was about 2 months old! Babies really love bright...

My Favorite Baby Products Part Two

It's been three months since my last post . . . that's what happen when you have a 9-month old! But here is part two of My Favorite Baby Products. Aden & Anais Muslin Snap Bibs Ok, so these might just look like overpriced fancy bibs, but...

Steadfastly Pursuing Peace

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3 stead·fast: resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering Oh to have a steadfast heart . . . one that is intimately acquainted with peace. How? The passage continues: “Trust in the LORD...