Thanksgiving GIfts

Yesterday was a day of many gifts, but one of the best was having our two sons home where they could spend a lot of time together – Chris and Wade Daniel…

Have A Great Thanksgiving

If Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for you, maybe a little Thanksgiving humor might help…

For you NASCAR folks…

As I said, if you’re stressed, because if Mom is stressed, everyone is stressed…

Finally, the most important preparation for Thanksgiving…

GOod News Wednesday

As we approach giving thanks to God tomorrow for all his blessings, here’s a blessed creation that only he can do…

It’s Monday

We’ll start with some food humor…

Words fail me on this one…

This would definitely be Jessie…

This short video seems to fit perfectly here…

Nice to see old adversaries making up…

An interesting recap of a favorite movie…

I’m still waiting for my invite on my block…

Sad…

A TED Talk I would definitely watch…

If God started over in today’s world…

Being the Monday before Thanksgiving we have to give some time to the special guest at our meals…

Finally, this is not meant to be funny, but I found it interesting. Check out your state…

Love Vs. Like

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45

So, is it possible to love someone, but not like them?

Betty and I have known people whose children have strayed way off the path upon which they were raised. Their current actions are harmful to themselves and to others. They speak harsh words about and to their parents. In all honesty, they’re not likeable at all.

Yet, these same parents still love their children even if they don’t like them. The Bible calls this agape love, a sacrificial love. It’s a sacrifice to love someone who doesn’t love you and wishes nothing good for you.

Jesus knew this when he commanded us to love our enemies. Our enemies don’t like us and wish us harm. They’re not likeable. Yet, somehow we’re still to love them.

This kind of sacrificial love, whether for our enemies or for our wayward child, can come only as a grace, an undeserved gift from God.