Thursday, May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

It does my heart good to gather my family together. Though with all grandsons, it makes our time chaotic. Bless their hearts; they are so rambunctious. Their Pawpaw is one of them, adding to their hyperactivity and exuberance. It's not always easy to get everyone together because we all have lives of our own; however, for the sake of the children, we set aside time, as painstaking as it can be, to show our love and to give the children the opportunity to play together. They need one another. One day very soon, they will be grown and will cherish the effort we made to make sure they felt the love of their family. 

For years, we have tried different churches. Finding one we both love has been a difficult task. There was nothing wrong with any of the churches we've attended, and we've loved many like-minded believers, but I enjoy a Spirit-filled experience, but Richard is more of a calm Baptist. We finally found one we both love, and it happens to be a straight-laced Baptist church that still sings the old hymnals. Surprisingly, it had nothing to do with the experience; it's that we've finally found our people. 

The Bible makes it very clear, as the family of God, we are to gather with other believers, his children. It's the same as our families getting together for a meal. It is important to Him that we love one another, and the only way we know his kind of love is through other believers. If you are not attending a church, it's important that you find one and start going; it's part of God's plan for his children. 

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5

A couple of our boys are missing from the picture; however, these are the craziest ones!

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