Kindness Is Compassionate Acceptance

Maybe our finest hours or greatest moments are not meant to be well known, but subtle, seemingly unnoticed acts of kindness felt by the souls we touch. —William Cory Stanley What do I mean by compassionate acceptance? Well, let’s begin by examining each word first. Google says COMPASSIONATE means: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for…

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The Least of These

And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. —Jesus You know, sometimes as a writer, you are feeling so much in your heart, but you just can’t quite find…

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Tenderness, Grace and Grit

Jesus was the epitome of tenderness—this awe inspiring combination of grace and grit. He was never intimidated by His enemies, always seeking to comfort the next needy heart, yet He never wavered from teaching the uncompromised truth of God. The crowds followed Him everywhere, flocking after Him with their unending needs—but though the demands on…

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Suffering ~ Not Abandoned

You never come to your suffering empty-handed. You always drag a bag full of experiences, expectations, assumptions, perspectives, desires, intentions, and decisions into your suffering. What you think about yourself, life, God, and others will profoundly affect the way you interact with and respond to the difficulty that comes your way. This is why the writer…

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Crisscrossing Grace

I kept crisscrossing God’s grace for years without recognizing it for what it was. I didn’t believe God cared. I believed in bootstrapping effort. I believed in coincidental circumstances. I believed in a world where abandonment and rejection was the rule not the exception. But a God of loving grace? I couldn’t relate to the…

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