Meet Kerri

Hi! Thank you for stopping by to visit! My name is Kerri and I started blogging in 2009 when my second daughter was born. Since then I have returned to teaching full time in the classroom but I still have a passion for blogging.
I love coffee, all things rustic, vintage, clean eating and simple living.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shake it Off

One thing I am learning as I search for my Purpose is to learn to "shake it off" when people are not always kind. God tells us to "love thy neighbor as thyself". That neighbor may be the person who lives next door, across town, at work, at church or halfway across the world.

Unkind words hurt. And unkind actions are just as hurtful. But I know what God wants us to do. Love that person back because aren't we taught that we are all created in the likeness of God?

Today is a snow day in New England. The girls are home from school and I am home for a much needed day off from teaching.

Everyone is home today except for my husband who is essential personnel. One neighbor has been over to snow blow our driveway a few times. Love thy neighbor. When my husband is home he always takes care of this neighbor and another neighbor. The other neighbor has never helped my us during a storm. Love thy neighbor.

Recently at work, a few people said hurtful words about me. People who do not know me personally. Love they neighbor.

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Who are we to judge others? We do not know what is going on in others' lives and I am trying to keep this close to my heart.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kerri,

    I am sorry to read about people saying unkind words about you :(
    I am and will be praying for you and those that said hurtful things.
    Yes....God does ask us to love our enemies and to forgive......but this can be so hard at times. You are such a kind hearted person.....even though I have never met shows through your writing. I hope your snow day was restful and peace is ruling your heart today.

    Keep your eyes focused on HIM.....he loves you, he is for you and HIS love never fails.