Take the time to listen

I woke up at 7:50am that morning.  I should have been up at 6:30am.

I still have no idea what happened...I had set 3 alarms just to be safe, but I must have slept through them or they didn't go off that morning for some reason.

Regardless of what happened, sound check at the church I was scheduled to lead two back to back services at was at 8:00am, & the church was 25 minutes away from my house.  Even if I left my house that very moment, I still would have been late.

Loving in difficult places

Loving in difficult places

I don't know about you, but I come across several different scenarios throughout my week where I am challenged to show love and patience and grace rather than anger, frustration, and disregard. And if I'm being honest, I don't always win the challenge or respond in the kind of way that Jesus tells us to.  Love your enemies, turn the other cheek...

It's so difficult!   

Sometimes I win and other times, I'm not proud of the way I've reacted to difficult situations or circumstances.