Sunday, June 26, 2016

We are Family!


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  If you let it, distractions can make you lose focus and disrupt destiny.  Writing my blog posts is a way to encourage others, therefore, I need to make time for it.

 

I’m typing this post while returning home from my family reunion.  I’m blessed that both my mother’s and father’s side of the family have an annual reunion.  It’s such a great time to catch up and reconnect with family members. 

 

This weekend we came together in Warrington, Florida (near Pensacola) where my father grew up.  The city holds precious memories of a time full of laughter, love, and wonderful fun. This would be our first family reunion without the last living matriarch of the family because my dad’s twin sister passed away last year and she was the last of his 7 siblings remaining on this side of Heaven.

 

Our reunion starts on Friday and lasts the entire weekend.  As a family we pray, fellowship, eat, and attend church together.  We even take the time to remember our deceased loved ones and plan for the next gathering.

 

I wanted to share about our yearly coming together because family is so important.  Even if you are at odds with your loved ones, they are still your precious family.  Without a moment’s notice, they could be transitioned from you through death.  It would be awful if you hadn’t taken the time to reach out or forgive from afar because of petty differences.  Every relationship in life will have challenges.  It’s a part of human nature.  Just don’t allow your feelings about a situation, guide your actions.

 

I will leave you with some beautiful scriptures about family.  If you currently have distance between you and a family member, be encouraged.  Reach out.  Don’t allow life’s “interruptions” keep you from one of the greatest gifts God ever gave.  FAMILY! (Posted by Renee)



Psalms 127:3-5 (NIV)

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.  They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

 

Ephesians 3:14-15

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

1 Timothy 5:8

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.