It’s important to read your bible daily, yes. You should attend church regularly, you should serve your community, you should “be a good person,” yes, absolutely. But those are all works, and Ephesians 2:8 reminds us that works don’t amount to jack if you don’t have a personal relationship with God.
you have to be very intentional with the upkeep or, like my old rug, it’s going to end up all beat up and raggedy, and you’re going to want to toss it out into your garage with the other junk you don’t want anymore.
I just finished Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why, and I’m feeling inspired but also incredibly saddened. A couple of years ago (May of 2015, to be exact), I witnessed a man attempt suicide. How’s that for an opening? The year before, I was depressed and had thoughts of suicide myself. Going even farther back, in 2010, […]
I’ve learned that I need to be more like Ellie. She might get a little impatient with her meals, but she knows I’m going to provide them. She crawls to me when she’s hurt because she knows I’ll take care of her. She wants nothing more than to be with me simply because she loves me.
Forcing pieces to fit never made a pretty puzzle and relationships, I’ve found, are the same way.
Nothing else I do in life will ever be as meaningful as caring for and raising my tiny human, and I think that has finally started to sink in with me.
I don’t know many people who are able to say that they even speak to their childhood best friends, but I’m blessed enough that our kids adore each other and will grow up together.