It's the devil that divides.. And he's been busy at work dividing the good people of a great country..
Be strong. Have faith.. God is good
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
If the Kingdom of God isn't first,
It doesn't matter what is second
I saw you at your lowest point,
your miserable, wallowing,
sorrowful and shamed
And I still loved you
Our past is behind us,
The future is the path ahead,
And the present is the choice
Of path we take
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. .
Happy Friday and Blessings,
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Comes now a smiling New-Born Year
To fill to-day with goodly cheer--
An infant hale and lusty.
Upon our door-sill he is left
By Daddy Time, of clothes bereft
Despite the season gusty.
If he be Churl or doughty Knight,
A Son of Darkness or of Light
No man can tell, God bless him!
But be he base or glorious
Time puts it wholly up to us
To dress him!
~John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), "The New-Born Year" (January First), The Cheery Way: A Bit of Verse For Every Day, 1920
Who We Are
We are Angela and Georgia Minghelli. Cousins by marriage and friends of the heart.