Grieving the Goodbyes…Again

I drove away from our church pondering the reality that I may never see my youth pastor or his family again. I can’t remember specific events that impacted me so much, but I do know that he and his family impacted my church and desired to draw us toward Christ. Are goodbyes supposed to be this hard?

Finding My Heart of Compassion

Last month, I served for the first time ever at a food pantry. I’d once helped with the behind-the-scenes work at a food pantry, but I’d never been there while people actually got their food. In short, my experience was different than I’d expected.

5 Practical Ways to Show Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, I want to encourage you to do more than just mutter a sentence of thanks. There are other ways we can show gratefulness besides noting what we’re thankful for. Here are five practical things you can do this Thanksgiving to show your gratitude...

Let Love Take Over

I prayed a very simple prayer yesterday morning: “God, help me be friendly to someone who is lonely.” I know God gives us opportunities to give Him glory…but, usually, we make a mess of those situations. This situation was no exception.

Is Our Work Good Enough for God?-A Guest Post

It’s easy to crave the praise of others, but we ultimately should be desiring Christ’s praise. And we can do a “good enough” job in our daily work, but diligent and wholehearted work pleases Him. Let’s not do things “good enough” for Christ. Let’s do things to the best of our ability.  He deserves our very best.  

How to Serve with Your Smartphone

Are Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so important that we must shun those in our very presence to respond to those who we don’t even know? Are they so important that we must neglect those around us who are crying out for attention and in need of a listening ear? Can’t that message, post, or picture wait for just a few minutes?

Love is in the Care, Part 2

Love isn’t a choice; it’s a command. I wish it was a choice because then I could choose not to do it, but it is the foundation of our faith. Without love, we’re just like the world. So try it.

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