Saturday, December 19, 2015

Assumptions

Assuming how someone else feels by the look on their face is not a good idea. But we all do it. I have been accused of being mad or stuck up even when I have said nothing at all. I guess it's the expression on my face.

I have also done the same thing to others. It is very hard to read a persons body language if they are not talking at all. I am usually a very outgoing person. So when I get around quiet people its hard to read them. Sooooo....

We assume we know what they are thinking or how they feel. Just because someone is skinny doesn't mean they have an eating disorder. They might be sick or on chemo. And when we see an overweight person we should not assume they are just addicted to food. There are some diseases that cause uncontrollable weight gain. And when you see a person crying never assume you know whats wrong. We don't know what kind of battle they might have faced that day. If you see someone walking down the road don't assume they are homeless. Maybe they just don't have a car. If we notice a child getting disciplined, don't assume anything. We do not know what happened.

Our appearance doesn't always reflect how we think and feel inside. Our clothes DO make a statement about our personality. But every day is different and the challenges that come our way do not change the fact that we are still human and we still have emotions. Life is hard! Be considerate.

 "And of some have compassion, making a difference" Jude 1:22

God made us all so different and we should be thankful for that. If everyone was like me the world would be boring. So until we get to know a person we should not assume we know anything about them.

I am still learning this myself. Its a hard thing to do when you see a person wearing a bathing suit in walmart. I am trying to see them as Jesus sees them. A SOUL with a body. The soul is what matters most. Are They prepared to meet God? Do they know Jesus as their personal savoir? Appearance matters but people don't care what you know until they know that you care.

How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.

The ugliest thing I have ever seen is a human being without compassion.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Moving on Up....

We have been praying for God to send a buyer or a renter for our home in GA so we can get out to South Dakota. We repaired our badly rotting back deck with the help from a man at church.

We painted the outside of the house and the shed to make it more presentable.

We have found what looks to be a good candidate for renting. Just praying for the financial support we need to make the move. So if all goes as planned we will be packing everything we have accumulated the last 13 years of being in the house and moving out to South Dakota. It's going to be quite a big job to pack and drive 1300 miles with 4 boys & a U Haul. But we know God will provide. Chris has a job out there, but its a pay cut. We are just trusting God will provide the rest. We have seen Him do too many things for us over the years so we are not going to doubt Him now.
Please remember us when you pray. They have already gotten snow in South Dakota and we will be driving out in there the first week of January.