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This makes me think… what is really pressing on my calendar, and what is not…

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 

For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? 

For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.

-Matthew 16:24-27-




  1. Good stuff and very needed perspective. I am getting used to a whole new level of “being there” to care for my youngest, who’s diabetic now. My jelly beans are constantly being redistributed as a result! I’m working on accepting this with grace.

    • Barb, I loved this video so much. And the message that is implied (from the candy metaphor) for me is the sweetness of every day. Prayers for your continued perseverance. You’re a great mom.