Friday, June 25, 2010

Family Fridays--FOREVER FAMILY-Part 6

I began my "Forever Family" series last month, and then found this meme hosted by
Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family and Lori@Peterson~St. Louis last night, so I wanted to link up with them.
In my series, I have written a scattered brained Introduction, then about
Our Grandmas, Salvation, Scripture Implementation and Cherishing Our Dads.
Today, my scattered brain self is thinking about different thoughts such as,
attachments to homes and places, what makes a house a home, marriage, anniversaries. . .love, unconditional love. . .the Hebrew word "hesed" that the word kindness in the book of Ruth is translated to.
hesed-A strong relational term that wraps up in itself an entire cluster of concepts, all the positive attributes of God-love, mercy, grace, kindness, goodness, benevelence, loyalty, covenant faithfulness,: in short, that quality that moves a person to act for the benefit of another without respect to the advantage it might bring to the one who expresses it.
From the Kelly Minter, Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy Bible Study,
For Discussion: Has someone shown you hesed? If so, describe the person and what this extraordinary love means to you.
My answer: Yes, first my parents and then my husband. My parents loved me and helped me even when I turned away from the Godly ways in which they had trained me. Then, my husband came into my life right at that time, when I had done the unmentionable. We began dating. I was truthful with him about my past, and he loved me and stayed with me anyway. God's, My parents' and my husband's extraordinary, unconditonal love have meant the world to me.
What thoughts are you thinking about family today? I hope you'll join in. It doesn't have to be serious like mine. It can be anything about family! Have a funfilled Friday!


  1. I am so glad to meet you and have you link up with us.. I hope you enjoy your time with us. I like how you started you own meme or thoughts. It is great to read about people and their families..

    Have a great day..

  2. My family thoughts are quite similar to yours. I'm so thankful to have had a Christian home in which to grow and learn. My husband and I grew in our faith together and are still growing! There's so much growing to do.

    I don't know why I am not showing up in your followers grid. Hmm. I am trying to figure that out.

  3. Oh, I'm in there now! I may even be following you twice, who knows...

  4. Hi! Sandy, loved this post! Family is the "Rock" that we can all stand together, with Christ being the "Ultimate Rock" that we stand together with HIM! Oh! my, Family is the most precious thing we have on this earth! I cannot imagin not ever having a Family. As I have gotten older Family has become the most important thing I have! Thank You Jesus. Have a Blessed wk-end:)