Sometimes the Bible provides brilliant gems of applicable teaching in places where you least expect it. One of those, for me, was 1 Timothy 5:9-10:
Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
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Many things are in abundance these days, but often it seems like wisdom is not one of them. 😉 In a world where opinions are tossed like confetti, and we’re one tap away from sharing a thought or snapshot of our lives instantly — how do we make sure we’re doing so in wisdom?
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With the murder of George Floyd on May 25th and all the discussion that has since come about, I am reminded of the story of Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Sarah.
Twice, Hagar found herself alone in the wilderness. Twice, Hagar was looked down upon, mistreated, “dealt harshly with,” and cast away. Twice, Hagar’s life and the life of her son were on the line. Twice, Hagar was at the point of despair. And twice, God intervened, because He saw and heard her affliction:
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What do we do when life comes to a halt?
When emptiness grows
And activities are slowed
When work is on hold
And the doors are closed
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We live in a stressful world — maybe we may have draining jobs, babies waking during the night, children struggling in school, family difficulties, or filled-to-the-brim schedules. “I really need some ‘me’ time,” you think. Some self-care.
But then we read passages like this:
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