Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith… NLT – Romans 5:1a
Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. NLT -Hebrews 11:2.
Growing up in a little Mid-West town had its advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages were the relationships with others in the community. It was small enough to know most of the families while growing up. Church was a big part of our lives. My family was quite active in church events and regular service meetings. My father had always served as a deacon and my mother was involved in the children’s and youth ministries. She was also quite involved in scouting and our school activities as well. On the other hand it had some disadvantages. Since, everyone knew everyone, my parents found out things before we even had a chance to tell them. It also led to my decision to leave home after I graduated from high school.