“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails…”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
(This photo was taken in June of 2016 in a neighborhood near Plymouth, Minnesota)
Successful relationships are two way relationships. Both people bring unique abilities and attributes to a relationship. When it comes to parents and children a long term successful relationship is about honor and respect going both ways. In the beginning of life the parents bring the most to the relationship, they should be sacrificing the most in the beginning to aid the growth and development of the child…over time this needs to shift to the child to be giving and sacrificing as the parents grow older and may need more assistance. All along the way the best relationships are when all involved bring love, honor and respect to others. No matter where this stands for you and your parents bring your relationship before the Lord, be thankful and seek His guidance. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there, may the peace of God be with you. Amen.
“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
(This photo was taken in March of 2013 in the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada)
When we read in God’s word about the miracles of God and Jesus there is always some involvement of people on earth contributing to the miracle in some way. The little boy who had the original fish and bread, the people who are sick and need healing and many more. Mary, the Mother of God, may be the second greatest contributor to saving the world, after Jesus. This song of the season helps us think about the questions many of us would have for her…as she was willing to surrender her life to God’s will. Thanks be to God for Mary the Mother of Jesus. Amen.
Mary, Did You Know? – Pentatonix
“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2013 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota)