Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who built it; unless the Lord guards the city the watchman keeps awake in vain.  Psalms 127:1

We are family, diverse in most areas of life, education, and even race.  One thing we are not diverse about is our faith in God.

Different denominations, one God.

Different ways of applying the Word to our lives, but one Word.

Even so, if God did not make us one and keep us one our belief system would not hold us together.  Positive thinking cannot conquer obstacles of this life, nor can it be victorious over evil.  Only Christ, empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, submitted to His will and death on the cross, can hold this unique group of believers together, and call us family.

We are family, a earthly example of what it is like to be in the family of God. We love and are loved, we forgive and are forgiven, we argue with each other and argue for each other.  We are family.

We life as we are taught by the Word of Christ, the we trust God to build, and guard our lives as He sees fit.  Submiting to Him as our authority and our example.

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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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