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Mar 11

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for my tiny little toaster oven, just big enough to toast myself some homemade granola for my breakfast!! I now have a way to make small amounts of baked goods (anything that can fit on a pie plate) and give some as gifts to my peeps! Yay!! I am just about to walk over to give my adopted family a gift of granola in a little stoneware pot… after I finish this post and get done eating my own granola in yogurt breakfast, lol.

Luke 6:37-45 ERV

Don’t judge others, and God will not judge you. Don’t condemn others, and you will not be condemned. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. 
Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” 
Jesus told them this story: “Can a blind man lead another blind man? No. Both of them will fall into a ditch. 
Students are not better than their teacher. But when they have been fully taught, they will be like their teacher. 
“Why do you notice the small piece of dust that is in your friend’s eye, but you don’t see the big piece of wood that is in your own eye? 
You say to your friend, ‘Let me get that little piece of dust out of your eye.’ Why do you say this? Can’t you see that big piece of wood in your own eye? You are a hypocrite. First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to get the dust out of your friend’s eye. 
“A good tree does not produce bad fruit. And a bad tree does not produce good fruit. 
Every tree is known by the kind of fruit it produces. You won’t find figs on thorny weeds. And you can’t pick grapes from thornbushes! 
Good people have good things saved in their hearts. That’s why they say good things. But those who are evil have hearts full of evil, and that’s why they say things that are evil. What people say with their mouths comes from what fills their hearts. 

Lord, many times what comes out my mouth does not seem to accurately reflect what is in my heart. I ask you to purify my words, my mind, my heart. Help me to be filled with YOUR goodness on the inside, and to be able to express goodness in a way that people do not misinterpret. Help me to become more skilled at both listening and speaking with kindness and compassion. Amen.


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