On a side note, another innocuous change in me as a parent as I've grown older is found in my lunch offerings for my fourth child, our bonus baby. Yesterday, she had samosas (a fried slightly spicy meat pie that is the food of heaven) and marshmallows for lunch. I was tempted to feel "parent shame" until my oldest son (who I had messaged her menu to) said, "It's ok. Let her enjoy life." The student has become the teacher!
It's hard to live out our convictions in an increasingly hostile world - and I'm not only talking about the hostility we see on the news or internet. In our personal, day-to-day lives it's not uncommon to come face-to-face with intense rejection any time we choose to go against the grain of what is "the norm."
The Kingdom of God isn’t at all as it seems to be.
This week's podcast with Africa & Beyond dealing with the pain of rejection. I've heard it said that if you live for the praises of people, you'll die by their rejection. Thank God there's Someone who has His arms always open to us no matter what. http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ks8w3-8e263e
Today I'm sharing our latest podcast with you on "Great Things." Great things aren't always prominent, flashy, or appreciated. Click the link below to listen. https://leakpeters.podbean.com/e/great-things/
In the volumes of Your book, it is written of me. Psalm 40:7,8 Hebrews 10:5-7
Our service to people isn't based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.