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What good comes from ugly words…

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives… things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity…. a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people.” Galatians … Continue reading

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Welcome everyone …

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 (Reprinted from The Donut Theory by Linda Gillis) I looked at the clock in my office—4:30. I stuffed everything left on my desk into a drawer, picked up my bag, … Continue reading

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Be compassionate …

“Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble.” 1 Peter 3:8 In politics, I often hear a member of congress cut down a fellow member for their position on an issue. Later, they’ll be having lunch together and … Continue reading

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Have compassion …

“Abraham replied, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you got the good things and Lazarus the bad things. It’s not like that here.” Luke 16:25 The scripture above comes from the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, a poor … Continue reading

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Fear not, but be aware …

We’ve heard the news, and we’re as limp as wet dishrags. We’re paralyzed with fear. Terror has a death grip on our throats. Don’t dare go outdoors! Don’t leave the house! Death is on the prowl. Danger everywhere! Jeremiah 6:24-25 … Continue reading

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Giving with delight …

“God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 Many Christmas seasons ago, I met a family who had recently relocated to our city. One evening the mother called the church office where I worked and … Continue reading

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Delighting in Deceit — Daily Meditation Moment

“God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 (The Message Bible) Many Christmas seasons ago, I met a family who had recently relocated to our city. One evening the mother called the church office where … Continue reading

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