Friday Findings—November 25

Friday Findings—November 25

The Humbled Mother
“It’s okay to be tough when we need to be. But, it’s imperative that we are humble and contrite and repentant when we need to be… Our children need to see that we need grace from God and people, and that they have the power to extend it to us. They know we sin. They need to see us acknowledge it and make amends where we can. They need to see us humble ourselves before God and man and, yes, child. This is how we teach them what Christianity is and what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ.”
Lord, Keep Me from Wasting My Life
“Becoming diligent is hard work, but diligence is not synonymous with working hard. I know from personal experience one can get up early and go to bed late, and expend a lot of energy, and be very busy, and not watch TV or get lost in social media binges — can appear to work hard — and still not get much done that really matters.”
Killing Envy
“There are certain sins that we tend to tolerate in our own hearts and lives, as well as in the church… Chief among those sins that we tend to tolerate in our lives is covetousness, jealousy and envy. We need to put covetousness, jealousy and envy to death in our hearts before it destoys us and those around us. Here are some of the things that I have found most helpful in seeking to put this sin to death.”