Dawn Benson Jones

Growing Deep Roots of Faith for an Enduring Legacy

Month: December 2017

Life Lessons from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Today’s post is extra special because my children and I have collaborated to bring you the life lessons we all learned from watching our church’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever last night. As you read through this, we hope at least one of these lessons will touch your heart and make a difference in your life.

Lesson #1:  We should love God and everyone God created.

The Herdmans seemed like a pretty unlovable bunch, but the love and kindness of the Bradley family made a big difference in their lives. This reminds us of Matthew 22:37-40, which says:

Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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The Importance of Healthy Roots

The Power of the Root

The poor humble root may not be much to look at. However, it is literally the foundation and lifeblood of the entire plant. A plant’s root system nourishes it, anchors it, and stores food to ensure its very survival. Without a healthy root system, the plant will begin to wither and eventually die.

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5 Ways to Cultivate Healthy Roots

If we are to grow and thrive spiritually, we must take time to cultivate our spiritual roots by implementing the following practices:

Spend Time in Prayer.  

Nothing is more nourishing for our spiritual roots than spending time alone with God in prayer. In fact, Psalm 46:10 commands us: “Be still and know that I am God.” It’s in these quiet moments of solitude and mediation that our roots not only grow stronger, but also deeper.

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