Be Direct but With Respect

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. My dad taught us kids a lot but one high priority of his was honesty and respect.  You just simply did not lie.  I learned this at a young age.  True story-I wasn’t happy with my dad’s…

WORDS

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ouch. Did you ever stop and think about what comes out of your mouth?  And I am not just talking about ‘curse’ words. …

Have You Primed Your Pump Lately?

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.   My oldest child was going through some stuff.  He’s had some real challenges in his high school years and the pressure and stress were causing him to be a bit rebellious and disrespectful.  It hurts a parent, to the core, when…