Tag: Compassion

Scripture Challenge: ESTHER — “What’s Happening in St. Louis?”

It’s always a sad day when you see violence and civil unrest, and when it hits close to home I am reminded that there are those that don’t live in a free democracy that are facing this on a daily basis.  We hear of it so often that, if we’re not careful, we will become…

I Like it Better When You’re Nice

I am not even tempted to use foul language. Commonly used words that are not even considered curse words (like stupid or crap) are offensive to me, but just because I choose to eliminate certain words from my vocabulary doesn’t mean that I’m exempt from the implication of this passage. They say that confession is…

Talk about “Coincidence”: Seriously?

I’m struggling. Like many of you, I grieve for the families in Oklahoma and all those connected to them. Life is a woven tapestry of joy and pain and this week has taken me the full gamut of emotions. I am not even remotely convinced that these life events, or any random activity that we are involved…

Purging with Purpose

Understand from the beginning that I am not in any way talking about food! These are my thoughts on scaling down and simplifying my life… It’s not just children who struggle with the “need” versus “want” concept.  I grew up in an average middle class family with four children, both parents, and usually a pet or…

Just a word…

I’m heavy-hearted today…so many around me are going through a difficult time and I just want to send a word of encouragement to you. You are LOVED and prayed for today. GOD’S WORD is the HOPE we have in difficult days. My prayer for you is that you will HOLD ON to the hope that is in you!

Pick up a penny…

It was several years ago that I heard a statement that I can never seem to get out of my head and my heart (not that I want to!).  My husband preached a sermon on compassion and had given every family in the congregation a token reminder of this principle: “Every Person Matters” He had…