I love this date because it is the day I was born. For the last few years, I was able to spend this day with my mother even though we live thousands of miles apart. I consider that to be a true blessing. Tonight we will celebrate by eating my favorite genre of food — Italian!

As I often do around my birthday, I celebrate the person I am and who I am becoming. Often this means taking time to do a few “me” things like getting a massage or facial, going shopping, taking a bubble bath, enjoying time with friends, reading a book just for fun or watching a movie. Saturday evening I sat down and watched the latest Disney princess movie, Encanto!

Folks, if you haven’t seen this movie, you need to. It is profoundly deep and yet entertaining; encouraging and challenging; for the young and the young at heart. It is for anyone who needs to be reminded that she is more than what she does; he is more than his gift.

If, on this day, you are wondering if you are enough — watch Encanto!

If, on this day, you need a reminder that you are more than what you can do — watch Encanto!

If, on this day, you are wondering if you have a place in the family — watch Encanto!

Do it for me, for my birthday, if you can’t make space to do it for yourself!

If you are wondering if you really belong, if what you have to offer is worthwhile, I encourage you to read all of 1 Corinthians 12. But here is a short reminder of what Paul said!

7A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. . . 11It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11

You are enough. You are valuable in the family. You are more than what you can do. Walk in that today!

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