The Patience of . . . Noah?

And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters came on the earth—Genesis 7:5-6

When we think about a biblical role model for patience, our minds naturally go to Job, the character who inspired the saying “the patience of Job.” Few of us would have remained so steadfast in the face of so much loss. (more…)

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.—1 John 4:7-8

One of the things I appreciate about my friend Bob Goff—whom I call my friend because I’m among the thousands of readers to whom he (more…)

The Difference a Little Compassion Makes

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 different things. (more…)

A Little Grace

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 one day to find a family friend visiting my son. It was a work day, and I had been away from my desk for an hour, so I checked (more…)

Handle with Care: Why Arguing Won’t Change Hearts

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…)