Friday August 24, 2018

Colossians 3:12-14 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

We woke up this morning and I showed Anjali pictures of Gumdrop and she was thrilled; it made her day. Today was a fairly easy day. Jeff got done with work at the wall pretty early and we found ourselves with nothing really to do so we decided to go have a sushi dinner Schönebeck with the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our sushi dinner. It was mostly cooked seafood and was an unique twist on what I know of as sushi; rolls consisting of crunchy chicken! They were so good. Today was a great day. The kids were very well behaved and they got along great today. We all enjoyed dinner, we joked and laughed as a family. It was truly a beautiful day and evening.

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As I read this passage, I am reminded that this passage needs to be a regular part of our teachings to our children. This is not an easy passage to put into action, but we really need to do our very best to not only teach this, but also to be an example of this for our children to see. As an adult, one of the hardest things for me has been to forgive those who have wronged or hurt me, but this passage has been one of the first passages I remember learning when I had found my way back to Christ. I remember reading this passage, probably about 11 years ago, when Jeff and I were both trying to find something in religion, but not knowing for what we were looking. This passage is one that has suck with me since finding my way again, and spending every day trying my best to live it out in action. This is not easy to do, but I feel that this scripture passage encompasses all that Christ wanted to teach us and all the God wanted to us do. I know there are more to His teaching, but I feel that this is a very simplified version of His teaching, and yet it is still very difficult to achieve daily.

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