Honor, Love, and Affection

“Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Over the weekend evil touched our lives once again reminding us that our lives are too short and our work too great. I hope we are reminded that the people we share our lives with and stewardship of this planet are out brothers and sisters.

Our national divisions increasingly make it difficult for us not just to work together, but even to pause and weep together.

For the living let us outdo each other in honor, love, and affection. Through hypocrisy and evil, let the truth and what is good reign.

If you are hurting, confused or feeling alone, I want to pray with you. Please comment or feel free to reach out.

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Weeds of a Garden

It’s summer. Time for many of us to plant our gardens in the hopes of a bountiful harvest. There is no better feeling than to cultivate the ground, lay the seed, and watch it grow to reap what was sowed. How many of us will talk day to day about the progress of our gardens. How many tomatoes do you have? What are you doing because I can’t grow anything?
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