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Feeding the Flesh

Our pastor at New City Church preached a great sermon on Galatians 6:6-10: 
Galatians 6:6-10New International Version (NIV) 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.    The concept of sowing and reaping is a familiar one, and one that is often applied to actions in the physical realm   However, I had never thought about the same concept applying to my spiritual life.  

I have a confession:  I am selfish.  I am self-centered.  Being in control and manipulating to get my way p…

Advice to my graduate

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My beautiful niece graduates from high school today, and I was thinking about what sage advice I could give her as she embarks on life.I started thinking about all the things I would advise her to do BEFORE she gets married. This is the list I came up with – are there any other items you would add to the list for her? 1.Break up with someone. 2.Be broken up with. 3.Travel abroad. 4.Live with a roommate. 5.Live alone. 6.Finish college. 7.Be debt free. 8.Save up and buy something extravagant for yourself. 9.Be single for at least a year. 10.Cross as many items off your personal “bucket list” as you can!

Real Moms

In honor of Mother's Day, I have compiled a short list about the reality of motherhood.  

A real mom wipes snotty noses with her shirt, or with her fingers and then wipes it on her pants. A real mom wipes up small spills with her sock.  Who needs a dish towel?A real mom can go to the bathroom while another human being is hanging onto her neck.  A real mom just eats the random stale cheerio she finds instead of taking it all.the.way to the trash can.A real mom isn't sure she remembers how to do anything with her hair other than pull it into a ponytail. A real mom sniffs her kid's bottom to find out if he/she has a "poopy."A real mom has been pooped on.A real mom is never "caught up" on laundry.A real mom has random, annoying kids songs stuck in her head much more often than she'd like.  A real mom isn't sure how she ever lived before she had her kid(s).  
What would you add to the list?