A great reminder by the group 33Miles that we only get just one time around.


 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

“Cool” Parents

This disturbing news article could have easily been written about Coppell, Flower Mound, Southlake, Lewisville, etc.  I regularly and routinely hear about such events from adolescents.  Teens move from house to house on the weekends depending upon which parents are out of town or which parents will allow parties.  A 2005 research study by the American Medical Association reported that about one-third of teens said it was “easy to obtain alcohol” from their parents. That figure climbs to 40 percent when it comes to getting alcohol from a friend’s parent. Twenty five percent of adolescents said they had attended a party where teens were drinking in front of parents.  Too many parents are trying to be cool with their kids.  If your kid thinks you’re mean it probably indicates you’re doing something right.  Parenting is a serious 24/7 job not a hobby to dabble in occasionally.