My Biggest Problem

Sunday August 6, 2017This was the title of our sermon Sunday, 8/6/2017, at Spotswood Baptist Church (link goes to the sermon). It really spoke to me so I knew I had to write a blog post about it. Maybe it will speak to someone else as well!

Before the sermon started, I looked up the scripture reference, Galatians 2:20:

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

I love this verse! But it doesn’t give me a clue as to how this relates to my biggest problem. We love our Pastor, Dr. Drew Landry. He is an outstanding teacher. He usually says the sermon is for himself, but this time, he said it’s for all of us! WOW! How does he know ALL of us? We are a bit big, as in a mega church if you go by the fact we have three sermons on Sundays and a huge campus with lots of outreach.

Then he hits us, “What is your biggest problem?”  Many of us wrote down an answer.  I wrote down. “Me.” I am my biggest problem. I just get in the way of God’s work and I think sometimes I really aggravate my husband. Even our oldest grandson has spells where he says, “Don’t talk to me MeeMaw!”  That’s my grandma name. I can tell he’s mad at me for some reason. OUCH! See, I must be my own problem because otherwise, how could I upset these two precious guys????  Continue reading

President Elect Trump!

Created by my sister-n-law

Created by my sister-in-law

Needless to say, I feel triumphant about President Elect Donald Trump. I’m thankful to my dear sister in Christ, Anne, who asked me to give an update. I don’t want to gloat over it, though. You see, four years ago and eight years ago, my candidates lost. I understand the feeling of defeat and that my world would never be the same. But we survived. How many of us can say we’re capable of this:

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15

All I can say, is, I understand! I begin voting in 1971, so this year was my 12th vote in a presidential election. Seven times, I voted for the winner and five times I voted for the loser.  So like most Americans, I have seen what it is like to win and to lose. Most of my losses were as a full time working mother, so I was voting for my daughter’s future as well. That ups the stakes when winning and losing. Our families have lost financial ground these last eight years. The worst thing we went through was when her husband was laid off as his second child was about to be born. Stories like his abound!

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