In Church, the past couple of weeks we've been learning about unity. Our pastor pointed out how in our church family there are people who dislike or don't care to be around certain people. Although sad I find this to be so very true. I myself am assamed to admit, i'm guilty. I realized this is because others have offended me at some point and its easier to just not be around certain people who offend me! I am wondering how many I've offended within my church family. We are at a new church now but it made me think back to my previous church family..... i was and am wrong to hold on to this offense..
we were given several questions to ask yourself, and if you said yes to more than a few of these then you are quilty as well. i'm admitting i said yes to all of them. i'd like to be free from this as i'm sure you would too.
Have I Taken Offense?
Do I get frustrated when I think about any person?
Is there anyone I don't want to interact with currently?
Have I spoken about someone in a negative light recently?
DO I SECRETLY ENJOY REMINDING MYSELF ABOUT THE HURTS OTHERS HAVE DONE TO ME??
Do I try to get others to be "on my side"?
Do I typically overlook the faults of others?
Am I quick to forgive?
can you guess which on hit me the hardest??
Trying to work on #6 and # 7 to realize others are just like me.
they mess up often, they hurt people (even if not on purpose)
and i needed to be quicker to forgive not only others around me but forgive myself
we are headed out of town this weekend for a little fun. i mentioned to the kids that we will be staying in a hotel and part of the weekend just hanging out there. they responded by asking if we could bring monopoly.....
do they know how long it takes to play this game??
do they know how i cannot sit and be focused that long??
DO I REALIZE THAT I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL THEY ARE STILL WANTING TO PLAY BOARD GAMES WITH THEIR PARENTS??
so i said YES!
these pictures are from this past Thanksgiving weekend at my brother Jeff's house.
my nephew alex, brooke, and brady always seem to play a couple games of monopoly throughout the weekend. i remember as a kid being able to sit and play a game that long but these days it drives me nuts.
however this weekend, for the kids, i will sit down with them to play.
no laundry, no schedule, no worries.
just FOUR LONG HOURS OF GAME TIME.
(does it really last that long??)
we have a surprise on our trip for the kids as well.
brooke and brady have no idea what we are doing.
pictures when we return.
this weekend, i hope you have some time to sit and play with your kids too.