So we do not loose heart, though our outer nature is washing away, our inner nature is being renewed every day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16
Love is patient and kind, it is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
…but I do the very thing I hate. – Romans 7:15
Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth. – John 3:18
“Is your Dad a minister?” I’ve heard the question a hundred times. It’s the one those who become aware that my brother and I are both clergy always ask me. It’s also the question I always dread because with each asking I’m once again reminded that something I believe in very strongly is not shared by me father. “No,” I explain simply. “Dad’s not big on churches.”
I know your works, your toil, and your patient endurance. – Revelation 2:2
Like the people of Egypt under the leadership of the Pharaoh and his servant leader Joseph, every family will have its fat years and its lean years. My family was no exception, yet for some reason the lean years seem to have left their noticeable marks more than the fat ones.