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The gymnast and growing in grace

Over the last couple weeks I've been watching my daughter practice her gymnastics. Being a former gymnast myself I WANT to show her the right way. Lol. The mind is willing but my body is weak. It takes practice, diligence, motivation, determination and inspiration. Why? It's challenging both mentally and physically. We must learn the basic baby steps and stretches before we can work up to more intricate moves. In much the same way is our spiritual life! We KNOW what we want to do, who we want to be but we have to learn our reliance and dependence can't be done alone, rather on the Lord. Truth is, our own strength only goes so far:  mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually! May we not be so eager to throw in the towel with the "I can't" mentality. "... the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41 Jesus said, "...With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26Everything we go …

The drama queen Vashti

Hear ye, hear ye! May I have your attention PLEASE... Raise your hand if you know a drama queen! Haha, it's sad but I'm pretty sure every hand should be raised. It's relatively safe to say these days everybody knows at least one DRAMA QUEEN. By definition, this is a person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way. In case you haven't met one by experience, I'll share a few of her characteristics. Once you're aware, they're easy to spot!BEWARE!!! This one thrives off of drama, loves attention, prideful, arrogant, selfish, manipulative, may present a forceful personality, demanding, belittling, disobedient, unruly, discontent and so much more! They are TOXIC!However, those traits listed above are usually secondhand to what usually entices us to be around them. These people are usually charming, witty, charismatic, FUN & BEAUTIFUL!In the 1st chapter of Esther, we meet one just like this! Queen Vashti! The King threw a 7 day feast to show…