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“… you’re nuts but you’re welcome here.”
― Steve Martin

One of the most attractive things about another person is them liking you. We all want to be accepted and included but in order for it to be genuine it has to be for who we really are. The kind of acceptance we settle for far too often is approval that’s born out of conformity. Be yourself.

Your life is brilliant; shining in places you are completely unaware. The people you so beautifully care for pass your love along to others you don’t even know. Your selflessness is renowned and speaks to the world around that Jesus is real, that you know Him and that they can too. You welcome those that are unwelcome, you love the unloved and you are not afraid of those different than you or of their problems. Thank you! It’s an honor to call you dear friend.

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Posted: October 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We’ve been out of town for the past week and we’ve heard “welcome home” at each place we’ve stayed. It’s a wonderful sentiment and did make us feel warmly welcomed. But it didn’t take long to realize that no matter how nice the place was, it was not home. As much as we take it for granted, there is no place like home.  It’s good to get away every now and then to be reminded how good home is. The even better thing to know is that this isn’t our home either, how much better will that be?

Here’s something you may not be aware about yourself, you like it when someone walks up and shows they are interested in you. Sure it might seem a bit awkward for a second but that will quickly pass as you see that they truly want to know you. This is especially true when you are in an unfamiliar environment. Being made to feel welcome is a powerful introduction to being loved. Also, you’re not the only one that enjoys being reached out to, in fact almost everyone does so there is no reason to be afraid, chances are really good they are going to welcome you right back. When we’re in comfortable places this week, let’s look for those that may not be at ease and help include them.