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You that commandment God made? “Honor your Mother and Father.”

Yah….I need to work on that one.

Not only is it in the Old Testament, It’s rephrase in the New:

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” -Ephesians 6:1-3

It’s pretty clear this needs to be followed. How do we honor/respect our parents? (more…)


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I’ve been learning what it means to be a girl or woman. The world tells me I have to be as tough as a guy, as fast as a guy, and to dress as a guy.

Easter Sunday, (aside from a very close friend) all my girl friends were wearing jeans. I felt a little out of place in my long (not to mention old fashion) (more…)

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Frustration. Stress. Discouragement.

I sometimes wonder if just thinking about those words brings on their effects.

I start focus on one school subject first (philosophy paper. love/hate relationship). Our internet never seems to work. With two research papers due tomorrow, who can blame me when I tighten my jaw and groan.

It works for 15 minutes…

then stops.

It takes another 30 minutes to make it work again.

I groan and switch pages. Why won’t God help me when I’m trying to focus? (I usually am in and out all day, making up stories in my head) Can’t he make the internet work?

Then the thought hit me. You impatient little girl. How could I not see? I’m lucky to even have internet. What does it matter that it lasts in random moments. Are we not more thankful for something that we must wait for, watch for? Is it not more precious when it is unexpected?

I see I’ve grown a habit of looking at it the wrong way. To think people used to have Ice cream more rarely, to own our own carriage was special and seeing a moving picture…not that was special.

Can we not look at what we have today with the same child-like awe? or must we look at everything as ordinary, slow, babyish, and something that ‘just happens.” Lord let me change my words to special, Your timing, and an idea, no matter how small.

I soon give up and look at the material that I already have. I take it, organize it and realize that if I have gotten more material I would have had too much to sift through.

His timing.

His intelligence…greater than my own.

I may not have gotten all the things I had on my list today, but that’s okay. (Maybe I’ll use some of the reading homework to wind me down tonight.)

Another sunset.

🙂 This is the Stuff a former Florida girl.

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