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Try it,  you might like it! 

My mom told me early in my marriage, “Don’t start anything with your husband that you don’t plan on doing for the rest of your lives together”.  Boy, was she right!   recently while pampering my husband, as I so often do, I remembered mama’s words, I smiled at my memory of her. I also remembered how great her and my dads relationship was when we were growing up (that’s where I learned).  

Recently my husband and I left home for church services at 7:30 am.  We went to brunch after two services, then we dropped by the house to change clothes and kept going because I wanted a couple of things.  We shopped a little, and just hung out and talked.  12 hours from the time we left home that morning,  we were on our way back home from a very full day.   Now you have to understand that my husband loves being at home and relaxing, and he hates to shop,  But!  He did it, and he was patient and generous with his time and $$.   Maybe he did it,  knowing what he wanted, I’m not sure, but because he was so generous with me, he got his nails done, and his face groomed and yes, I was happy to oblige.  
Quid pro quo, Tit for tat,  call it what you want, but I call it love and happiness done my way.  As my granddaughter says, “Try it, you might like it”.

In everything, do for others as you would have them do for you, Mattew 7:12

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Do What?

I have my two oldest granddaughters for a couple of weeks this summer, and I have been telling them regularly, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Luke 6:31.    I feel like, if they get this principal locked down concerning how they treat one another as children, they will be so much better as adults. We who were not raised with that mentality tend to do the opposite, we want to “Do unto others just as they do unto us”.   Wrong!!!

Here’s the thing,  people are not always going to do as much for you, as you may do for them. They are not always going to treat you as well as you treat them either. The key is to do whatever you do for anyone from your heart, and accept people for who they are, flaws and all (we all have them). Our struggle is to remember that not everyone has the values or the moral compass we may have. Christ showed His love for us all in giving His life freely on the cross, He even socialized with sinners and he was Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Tolerance on our part goes a long way in God’s love being revealed to others through how we accept and treat them. They may not have the profession of faith that you or I may have but continue to show love, joy, peace, kindness, long suffering, gentleness (Galatians 5:22) because you never know when God will give you the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ (your faith) with them so that their lives can be changed just as yours once was.

Should Old Aquaintaince Be Forgot

A New Year is right around the corner, and we need to change the way we think about things and people.

People these days are a number of things, some are too tired to be what you need them to be. They are too busy making a living and taking care of their families needs, some are oblivious of others and not always in a negative way, they are just doing them! Don’t take it personally. It’s probably not even about you, it is simply, “them doing them“, their family thing.

Try not to be hurt, offended or angered by it. “It is, what it is”.

But! If you are fortunate enough to have a true friend, cherish them. True friends are rare, you don’t have to see them all the time or talk to them regularly, but, when you see one another or finally talk, it seems as though you never missed a beat, you pick right up where you left off. You know, that person who you can say anything to, who you laugh like crazy with, and after a conversation, you see things clearly, and you are full of confidence, and joy.

Thank God for that friend!

Proverbs 27:9 ESV
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel”

Luke 6:31 ESV
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.