Deacons *1 Tim. 3:8-13

8 In the same way, deacons[b] are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, the women[c] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
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On a Role

Today was so grand
it didn’t quite go as planned.
I was on a role
which I then tried to control.
I lost my stride
but I wasn’t fried.
The thoughts that did crop
I had to reject and stop.
Then the Word came with ease
to my spirit it did please.