The blessing is the payback

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. 1 Peter 3:9, NLT Hurt. We have all experienced it. We have all had people hurt us-whether intentionally or [...]

Enough

Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My name is January. I am an approval addict. I want to be liked. I want to be [...]

My Father Told Me So

How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful! Song of Songs 1:5 "Mommy, what's wrong with your hair? You look like a poodle." I had been coveting a short haircut for many years, always scared that the curls which adorned my head would make that impossible. That those curls would make me resemble a 30 [...]

For He Has Taught Me More

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. James 1:17 "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I hear the screams in the wee hours of the morning. The screams that have woken me from a state of sleep I seemed to have just [...]

Every Single Strand

And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30 It is no secret that our home has been a breeding ground for one "learning" experience after another. So, it is no surprise that our home would start to breed other things as well. Like…lice. Yes, I know. Yuck. Gross. My thoughts exactly! [...]

What Happened to Compassion?

Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 1 Peter 3:8It was bound to happen again eventually. We just didn't think it would happen the second week of school. A substitute bus driver is usually no [...]