The Home in your Heart
Family. Immediate family. Extended family. Church family. Work family. Friend family. All these families have one thing in common. They are true in your heart!
Your only as committed to a person as you decide you are. There are countless abandoned children around the world. Spouses who have walked away after twenty years. Brothers and sisters who won’t speak to one another.
Genetic code links the DNA structure of one person to another and we call it family, but there are more links than just genetic. Maybe its the vows you gave at the altar? Maybe it’s the BFF promise to always be friends and never let a guy/girl come between you? Maybe it’s a sortie of sisters or brothers at a university? Maybe it’s the common goal of co-workers to get the project done on time? Maybe it’s the faith you share with the person in the pew next to you?
Family is the home you build inside your heart and fill with all the people who are special to you. The people you serve, help, protect, encourage, give to, accept help from, cry with, pray with, laugh with, and who return all of that back to you. Every family has its own dynamic, its own way of working, its own foundation and structure.
We take care of our families in many ways: cleaning up after them, caring for them when they are sick, helping them complete projects, encouraging them on a bad day, feeding them, clothing them, giving to them; simply loving them however we can. We give the breath of forgiveness when they do wrong. We are the cheer behind their success and the tear behind their failure.
Family is commitment despite how they act or what they do. Caring for your family is how you show your love. Commitment isn’t measured by DNA, it’s measured by you. How much commitment do you measure out?
Thoughts On Family
- Trust (1/8/2018) - Would you keep reading if I told you I could solve ALL your trust issues? Do you truly trust your spouse? Do you truly trust your brother? Do you truly trust anyone in your life? Have you ever read through your husband or wives phone while they were in the shower or asleep? Have you … Continue reading Trust
- Ashamed but Uplifted (8/21/2017) - “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ This is the verse that binds me today. I am constantly aware that … Continue reading Ashamed but Uplifted
- Arrows of Strength (6/29/2017) - Raising kids is tough, it’s not for the faint of heart. The thought on most of our hearts is, “How do I become a good parent? How do I raise good kids?” I’d like to share a story with you that I think will bring you perspective on this question. The Archer The archer had … Continue reading Arrows of Strength
- Changing Perspectives (8/28/2016) - Driving home the other day, two kids in tow, my son was asking me questions. I don’t honestly remember all the questions he asked in typically four-year old fashion; what I do remember is thinking how they suddenly changed my perspective on my role in life, with my children, with the next generation, and where … Continue reading Changing Perspectives
- Husband & Wife (6/22/2016) - “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.” Proverbs 21:9 Quarrelsome – argumentative, confrontational, combative, antagonistic, belligerent, cantankerous, scrappy; these are some of the words my computer Thesaurus list as synonyms to quarrelsome. How many books have been written about the Proverbs 31 … Continue reading Husband & Wife