Monday, July 11, 2011


We've been talking about "families" in our youth group the past 3 weeks.  It's funny because while everyone's family is unique, there are things that are just the same - no matter what. 

We found out that families laugh together... we agreed that sibilings fight (I even took pictures of my childhood days to prove my brother & I fought)... we talked about how hard it is to communicate with family members sometimes... we shared some awesome funny family stories with each other.

Families... such a cool dynamic that God created...

We looked at this verse this week:

Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people.
And don’t think you know it all!
-Romans 12:16 (NLT)

I could go on & on ideas about "harmony".... so much came to mind... especially for me because I have such a hard time with hearing harmony in songs.  It takes a talent to be able to do that!  I always stand in awe of people who have the ear for it...

But a young lady in one of the classes said it all too well...

She explained that in a music class one day, (she plays an instrument) they wanted to go through all their music as fast as they could.  The teacher just told them to play whatever part they wanted to.  She said that everyone instantly went to the melody - it was the easiest.  So she said, "I just went ahead & played the harmony because someone had to"

... someone had to...

....that hit me like a Bible on the side of the head.  And by the way, I was raised Baptist so I may have actually had a Bible hit me on the side of the head in Sunday School! :) (Mom & dad, that was your Baptist shout out of the day)

But how profound did this young lady GET IT!!! 

In our families, its not always easy to be in "harmony" with each other... but "someone has to do it" or you get nothing but chaos - madness - fights - distruptions....

& in harmony is how God wants us to act with each other...

Not always meaning you HAVE to be right - even when you KNOW you are... not always arguing or talking back when you instantly WANT too... but just "harmony"... beautiful sound that compliments each other.

I just love when the kids teach us... if you dont think that these young ones hold wisdom, you'd be wrong.

...May your families be full of HARMONY...


  1. if only it could be that easy. my family is amazing, but i doubt we will ever find our harmony because of stubbornness, judgements and pride. maybe one day..

    beautiful post.

  2. Harmony seems harder to find the older the kids get. However, you are right. Someone has to do it, might as well be mom.

  3. Thanks for your kind words.. Again another amazing post.. Have a great night..

  4. I work really hard to find Harmony. It's a daily struggle but I keep on searching.
    Your Friend, m.


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