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Do you act like a Christian?

Are you acting like a Christian? Is that a good thing? Read on and find out!

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It’s time to do better…

Hey family! I was scrolling through my Instagram feed today and saw this quote from Christian comedian Broderick E. Rice: “Early birds get more than just the worm; they get everything the latecomers aren’t willing to sacrifice for.” He lowered the “BOOM”, y’all! 😳 As I pondered that, back in my 20’s, I might have chuckled and kept moving. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I totally agree with what he said. Occasional tardiness, or something that can’t be helped (church service starts at 7pm and you get off work at the same time, you got a flat tire, you were ministering at church, etc..) is one thing, it is the habitual lateness that is the quagmire for most of us. Not only is non-punctuality extremely discourteous, it is stressful (for the offender and the offended) and most of all, it shows lack of stewardship with the precious commodity that God entrusts us with. Many times, we just need to manage our time better. In doing some quick research, I ran across a post about tardiness …

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Lesson in the lollipop..

Hey family, 12-4-15–I was re-reading this post from a couple of years ago and the information God gave is JUST as relevant now as it was then. Isn’t God good like that? Re-read and be blessed! So, I took my grand kids to the barber shop since my grandson was favoring a wooly mammoth. 😄 This place gives lollypops to the kids, even if they don’t get a service, meaning my granddaughter would benefit as well. Once the kids chose their treats, I told them to put them away until after we ate dinner. Now, I know that grandparents are supposed to spoil the babies, but there is a limit, now. Veggies before sugar! When we got home, I thought it best to collect the candy and pass it out after dinner. Little man (aged 3 at the time) happily produced his lollypop, while Shortcake (age 4 then), hesitated and told me her stick broke. I told her that was fine, just hand it over. In addition to the broken stick, the wrapper was barely …

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Treasure hunt…

Hey family! For the second time in as many years, the local and national news (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/24059298/2013/11/25/black-friday-shoppers-already-camped-out) have highlighted “Black Friday” shoppers who are already camped out in parking lots awaiting for all the bargains merchants are offering. While I am certainly NOT against sales, saving money, purchasing things you need or even desire, I wonder a couple of things. First, what message does this send our families and children? Thanksgiving is traditionally a special day set aside (and in addition to all the other 364 days we give thanks) for families to come together, share a meal and count the blessings God gives us. While I suppose that can be done in a pop-up tent in a parking lot, is the specialness of that time dismissed by rushing the security guard who opens the door? Trampling the lady who steps in front of you? Pouting and cussing the clerk if they sell out of the $200 56 inch flat screen television before you get one? Are we giving God thanks while loading the cart? Are …

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