Patience and Temper Tantrums

Patience is like a bad visit to the dentist. Just hearing the word makes people cringe or roll their eyes. Here we go again, the same spiel about patience…we watch the minute hand on the clock move slowly, hoping it’s over quickly. Honestly, I’m even dreading typing this post. The problem with patience is it’s a heart issue. Or rather impatience stems from a heart of expectation, pride, and obsession. It’s easiest to see impatience in a toddler – A favorite toy disappears into a drawer or the bowl of oatmeal is empty more quickly than he’d like. This moment
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A Month of Thanks

Do you ever have seasons where you just feel off? I’m crawling through one of those right now, and what I’ve noticed is it takes me longer to process everything. It takes me longer to think through decisions, to let go of silly arguments, to write a sentence, or to realize how blessed I am. These days, I’m doing well if I can simply focus on having a good attitude. I grumble, complain, and fuss like none other. I’m short-tempered and bitter. So I decided it would be more beneficial if I, instead trying to tackle my frustration with only
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Let’s Be Honest – friends and reality

NOTE: Ironically, I had written a blog post on friendship, but before I could post it, my pastor, Tom Hawkes <– link to his sermons, preached on friendships this past Sunday. It’s better timing than I could have planned, so I had to go back and edit my post, integrating some of his suggestions into my post (thanks, Tom!), as his words are much wiser than my own. Let’s Be Honest, we all have a screwed up view of friendship. At best, we pursue friends for fun, to keep us entertained, and to enjoy community with others. At worst, we pursue
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We Quit Sugar – Week 2

We’ve just finished Week 2 of our sugar fast on Sunday. I think we all agree Week 2 was more difficult than Week 1 for multiple reasons. The newness has worn off, it was the 4th of July (who doesn’t want something sweet then), and we got together with friends a few times, cookies were eaten, but not by us. In order to help us curb our cravings, Sarah Wilson suggests replacing sugar with fat. The high fat items will help make you feel full more quickly and kind of fill in that gap after a meal. We often ate
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