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Bible verse text: Colossians 3:13

Thursday Thoughts - Glasses Smudges

If you're a fellow glasses-wearer like myself, you'll know how frequently you have to wipe your lenses clean. I keep those little clothes all over the place, in my desk, my car, my purse, my medicine cabinet, etc. It's funny how a spec of dust...

Thursday Thought: Abiding + Pruning = Good Fruit

In the book of John, this titular disciple captures a sermon that Jesus gave about how to best grow, maintain and produce good fruit (see John 15:1-17 for the full message). Jesus spends quite a bit of time talking about how He is the vine and we are the branches. To produce good fruit, we need to stay close to Him by reading the Bible, spending time in prayer and in fellowship with other believers, building each other up and spurring each other on.

Thursday Thought - God is Love

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him.

Picture of a newspaper clip that reads "Thank you for the Chores: Lord Thank you for the sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of good food to eat. Thank you for the big pile of dirty clothes; we have them to wear. Thank you for these unmade beds; they were all comfortable last night. Thank you for this finger-smudged refriderator that desperately needs defrosting; it has served us faithfully for a long time. Our family is gratefuly for the tall grass that needs mowing; we al enjoy our private yard. Thank you for that slamming door; the children are healthy and able to run and play. Lord, the presence of all the chores awaiting me says that you have richly blessed this family. I shall do them all gratefully.

Thursday Thoughts - Thank you for Chores

Growing up I must have seen this prayer 1,000 times. My mom clipped this prayer out of a church newsletter several decades ago. She had it hung up on the side of the refrigerator, where it still hangs today. While this is only a short 8 sentence prayer, it is such a great reminder that even in the chaos and busyness of life, we so are so blessed!