Letter From the Editor: Spring 2023

Lazy days are upon us, my friends. Cookouts in the backyard, pool parties, and family vacations are on the horizon. At the close of Summer, memories made will be talked, reminisced, and laughed about for years to come.

A very special memory our family will talk about for decades is the wedding of our son and daughter-in-love. We could not be more thrilled that on May 27, 2023, their sacred union will not only answer the prayers of all four parents, but will attest to the faithfulness in the lives of the happy couple.

Memories are the substance of stories passed down from generation to generation. Now, I’m not talking about those embellished stories your grandpa tells with a wink and a twinkle in his eye. Those are fun stories for grins and giggles. I’m talking about those true stories — some happy, some sad — which keep the family history alive and well.

Remembering can also be a spiritual discipline. God commanded His people to remember many things throughout the Old Testament. He tells His people over and over again to remember Him and His faithfulness. Remember that I am the Lord, your God. Remember the miracles and how I brought you out of slavery in Egypt. Remember how I provided for you as you journeyed through the wilderness. Remember My laws and My commandments. Remember My words: You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, and strength. Remember to teach My words to your children when you rise up in the morning, when you go throughout your day, and when you lie down at night.

Even Jesus, when He was instructing His disciples at the Last Supper, said, Remember Me. God’s words. God’s promises. God’s faithfulness. Remember.

While you wait patiently for those burgers, hotdogs, or steaks to finish on the grill, share some memories about what God has done for you and your family. As you stroll along the beach or jump the breaking waves, talk with your loved ones about the power of our Creator. The best conversations are those centered around God’s Word and remembering that He’s the same yesterday, today, and forevermore.

Keepin' it real,

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