Do Not Complain

Exodus 16:1-8

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, because the Lord has heard the complaining that you utter against him – what are we? Your complaining is not against us but against the Lord.” Exodus 16:8

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Loving the Unlovable

arguing familyI was rebellious. Just tell me what I could or couldn’t do and I’d immediately prove you wrong. Add stubbornness to the equation and it made for quite the strong-willed teenager. Continue reading

The Hypocrite in Me

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Choosing to Rise Above

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When No One Else is Listening

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?” (Psalm 59:7)

woman on phoneShe must have accidently butt-dialed me, because she would have never allowed anyone to hear her speaking to her husband like that. She wasn’t yelling, nor did she sound angry. He listened and made a comment or two, but she did most of the talking. The problem was she spoke to him in an all too familiar know-it-all, condescending, and disrespectful manner. Continue reading