Monthly archive for June 2004

Family reunions

Family reunions can provide a great walk down memory lane, building memories and getting in touch with our past. Family reunions can also pose some emotional challenges. If you have a particular challenging family, you might want to prepare by reading John 15:12. I believe God was giving us this command, because he knew each of us would have family members who are not exactly lovable. I am reminded by this verse that God chose to love me because that is his nature, not because I was lovable. I now have the power to offer the same love and grace, especially to family members. Family reunions can also provide an arena to “show off” our First Place recipes and commitment. My worst reunion memory is the year my sister and I went on such an eating frenzy we were physically sick at the end of the day. I now grieve

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