Our View From Up Here

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Romans 12:9

I think God spoke to me in the shower last night. "Hate what is evil, cling to what is good."
Without even knowing it, I think this has been my motto for the last year.

It's still overwhelming at times- my parent's separation/divorce. Emotions re-surface and stress re-builds.
I've learned a LOT, I can tell you that! Something I really struggle with is my loss of respect for others. There's so many people who I thought I knew, but when put on the spot, let me down immensely! Some of my prime Christian role models have proven themselves not so wonderful. I was raised a Christian person- to do what is right, support good deeds, stay positive. Sometimes I feel that all my "teachers" have deserted their curriculum and left me to defend for myself. There's defiantely lack of "practicing what you preach."

"Hate what is evil"- that's pretty simple- basic Christian principle. Hate sin. Avoid what is wrong. It does not say "Hate WHO is doing evil," but rather hate the sin itself, stay away from it.
"Cling to what is good"- also pretty simple. Do what is right. Model what is good. Support good deeds.

It's all a matter of right vs. wrong. It seems so plain and simple to me... why must it be so difficult?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Life is good.

It's been awhile since I've blogged, and really I have no excuse. Just been enjoying my time at home with my family!
Most recently, I've been painting. The living area is nearly done, and I've started working on the kitchen. I've never liked the white walls in the living room and the yellow kitchen, so after a year of living here, I'm finally getting to it! The living room is a golden sand color, and the kitchen will be a deep green.
Nolan is 2 months old! He's still a good, cute little thing! He usually sleeps through the night, and boy, has he started smiling! He's so precious. Kyla is really starting to enjoy him now that she gets some reaction from him.
Kyla is something else. Between and the ridiculous things she says, and trying to control her energy, she's busy, busy. And funny.