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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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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Believing Is Not About The Outcome

I used to struggle a great deal about this believing business. Mostly because my expectations and outcomes didn’t always match up with what I was believing for. It is easy to say to someone, “You need to trust God.” Oh yes, that part is easy! But, if our trust is tied to our beliefs for a…

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A Closer Walk: Sometimes You Need A Real Friend

We have all encountered Job’s “friends.” You know, those would-be comforters with their Biblical counsel that cuts like a knife. But sometimes you need a real friend, like it or not.   I’m not talking about the, “Hey, how the heck are you?” kind of friend you see once in a blue moon. No, I’m…

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My Imagination Never Gets Old…

  My imagination (I mean) for I have always loved them… stories! My imagination soars within a story and has the ability to transport me, anywhere. (And often does!) One of my absolute favorite things about Jesus is—that He was a Master Storyteller. He loved capturing the imagination of His audience, giving them a magical carpet…

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