Posts Tagged ‘family’

  

“Promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching.” (Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬ NLT)

In 2009, Tammie Lohman, 37, was incarcerated at the Washington Correctional Center for Women, doing a stint for robbery. Then her daughter, Nikki, 18, was sent up for identity fraud. While in prison, Nikki gave birth to a son, Logan. For a time, three generations of family resided under a single prison roof. Would this be a legacy? They are hoping not. 

We are all products of what we are taught and what we choose. Being taught good morals doesn’t necessarily translate into a right lifestyle, but the odds are greater that they will be. By being in a healthy, vibrant church and among encouraging people, we tend to become a more moral, healthy, blessed, and happy people. And although some people aren’t, you can virtually guarantee that you won’t be by not participating in a church. Absence of good will always lead to bad.

As you start your weekend, come to church and make sure to involve God in your life. A strong church family is necessary for godly growth and emotional support. Let your generations be found in better places because they are being taught and raised right! Have a great weekend! You are loved! 



Elijah replied, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But…I am the only one left…'” (1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Truganini was reportedly the last full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian. Her people, who had inhabited the island of Tasmania for years, were almost completely decimated by the Black War, a prolonged conflict between them and newly arrived European settlers, as well as the diseases brought by the settlers. After resorting to crime to get by, the remaining Tasmanians, around 200, were exiled to nearby Flinders Island, where they all eventually died out, with Truganini being the last. 

Elijah had been pretty busy, defeating Baal’s priests & praying in the drought-relieving rain. But now in a moment of discouragement, running from the wicked Jezebel, Elijah is alone and believes there are no other faithful believers. This is a place we wind up in too. But you are not alone! The importance of Church is so believers can know that they aren’t alone. You have siblings in the faith, those that would care deeply for you and help when in need. 

If you don’t have a home church, ask God to help you find one. None are perfect, but God will help you find a special group that will encourage you along your journey. You are loved and not alone! Find your place of fellowship!