Tag: Love

Dignity

Dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. My youngest son went on a went on a homelessness retreat last week. In addition to visiting a shelter and learning about homelessness, he walked a couple of

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Legacy

A month or so ago, my husband was considering a volunteer opportunity. I asked him why and he replied, “I’ve been thinking about my legacy.” Legacy? Really? I can honestly say that until that moment I had not given my

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Love Well

Recently, I had the privilege of watching a dear friend in her new role as a pastor. I have watched her go back to school and faithfully struggle into the calling God has for her. Her passion for God and

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Weeding

Leave it to my kids to continually remind me how simple it is to show love to our neighbors. Who knew a little weeding could be an answer to prayer, but loving our neighbor is that simple. My oldest son just

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This is The Day!

“This is the day that the Lord has made” was the headline of a Facebook post recently. It was posted by an old friend as his family was facing surgery on a brain tumor for his young son. I have a

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I AM

Moses, at the burning bush, asked Him, “What is your name?” God responded, “I am who I am.” We often refer to God as the Great I AM. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says that our English translation is too limited.

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Love is Hard

 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and

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Noel

Noel is simply another word or Christmas or a Christmas carol when not capitalized. I never knew that until I recently googled it. I have fallen in love with a new song on Chris Tomlin’s Christmas album, Adore. Of course, it

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Intentional Kindness

Random acts of kindness are not random; they are intentional. The person acting in kindness is intentionally, thoughtfully expressing their inner joy to others. There is nothing random about it. This gift of kindness became very real to me last

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Receive Well

I struggle to receive well from others. I struggle in receiving generosity, help, and even gratitude from others. It feels uncomfortable. During my years doing mission work in Appalachia, we were taught how important it was for those we were

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