My Brother’s Keeper

Reposting an “oldie” in honor of my little brother’s birthday! There is not a day that does not go by that I don’t miss and pray for my first best friend, but patiently wait for the day he will be home.

Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face. ~St Francis of Assisi

Straight Up: Messy Truth

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your doing, this is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8



“Mommy, I’m not going to college.” This is what my then 5 year old daughter says to me out of the blue one night while brushing her hair. 

“Hayley, sure you are. What would make you say that?”

Her response: “Because I can’t leave Hunter. He needs me.”

This little girl, the one who bickers with, hits, and calls her brother “annoying” doesn’t want to leave him?

“Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God” Ruth 1:16.

This innocent conversation takes me back many years to another innocent conversation between my 16 year old self and my father. Just like Hayley did months ago, I told my father, “I…

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One response to “My Brother’s Keeper”

  1. I just came across your blog and I enjoy reading it. God bless.

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