Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. – 1 Peter 3:8
God has given each one of us a unique makeup and unique experiences. You may come from a background similar to mine, but you may not be able to relate to something with which I struggle, and likewise.
Empathy and compassion are two very (more…)
Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20
I walked in the door today to find a family friend visiting my son. It’s a work day, and I had been away from my desk for an hour, so I checked my email (more…)
Social media has become a battlefield of words – a symptom indicative of the widening chasm in our nation and world. People are sullen, alienated and angry. In my attempt to relate truth to fellow believing women, I am sometimes targeted.
But I refuse to argue with unbelievers and weak believers. It’s not only futile but also counterproductive. Sometimes I frustrate fellow (more…)
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3:12
For a while there everyone was talking about random acts of kindness. You hold open a door or return something that someone drops, and you can call yourself the Hero of the Day. Time to buy a cape.
But let’s take take (more…)
Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me. – 1 Corinthians 4:16
I never looked like anyone in my birth family. My mother had medium brown hair, dark skin and blue eyes; my sister was blond, blue-eyed and big-boned; then there was tiny little black-haired, green-eyed me. “You must be adopted,” I heard more than once – from extended family members, no (more…)