Chad and I walked the sweet couple to the door, and we all chattered over each other as we said our goodbyes and hugged and laughed. It was the end of a marriage counseling session. The four of us had been sitting in our living room, huddled together on couches that had been used as gymnastics equipment by our seven-year-old daughter earlier that afternoon. We talked about important things, about Jesus things, about the joys and hardships that come with marriage and life, and about how through it all the Lord sustains and He gives grace and He offers truth that runs counter to all the world’s advice.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Scripture is very clear that as the body of Christ, we are to help one another stay faithful to the teachings of Christ and to admonish one another (Colossians 3:16). So why is it so hard for believers to do this? I believe partly it is because love and gentleness aren’t being brought into the equation. Love that is “not resentful” is equivalent to God’s grace. God chooses to not keep score of our sin, and He provided Christ as a propitiation for our sins even though we deserve His wrath. Having been justified by our Faith (Romans 5:1) we are forgiven. We need to keep our focus on God, and even though we are sinners, He shows us love. This is how we need to be treating one another. Christ explains this clearly in Luke 6:27-28; ‘But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.’
Agricultural aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor, Inc. announced today the appointment of Jeremy Prather as its new Chief Financial Officer(CFO).Prather will serve as a financial and strategic business advisor to the company president and the Air Tractor leadership team. “We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy to Air Tractor, where he will help inform and guide our business operations,” said Jim Hirsch, President of Air Tractor. “His considerable and wide-ranging financial experience among industry leading brands is an ideal fit for Air Tractor as we look forward to continuing our production and growth plans.” Effective September 1, 2020, Prather will take over as CFO and oversee the company’s financial planning, business planning, compliance, process control, cash flow, and financial reporting. He will also supervise the company’s global finance team. Prather added “I am very excited to join the Air Tractor team. After watching YouTube videos on the company and founder Leland Snow, I was hooked. I loved the story. After the first meeting with Jim, I loved the vision. I look forward to our future together.”
Values = What you and I believe is important. Values sometimes must be prioritized. For example, exhibit freedom of expression or exhibit self-control? Insist on individual rights or practice individual responsibility? Utilize your freedom of speech or show love, compassion, and mercy? Sometimes, the lines get blurred concerning our values.