Articles Tagged 'Kindness' (Page 4)

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The Value of Small

How much do you value small things?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of small things and to not get so hung up on big things.

What Reveals Your Character?

So how do you do in those challenging situations?

Phil Ware continues his letters to his grown children Zachary and Megan about the principles his dad tried to instill in him, and this week the focus is on how we treat people that the rest of folks don't feel they have to treat nicely.

The Change You Want to See

If you could change the world, what would you want to see?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that a better world begins with what we do in the small acts of righteousness and kindness in the world around us.

Servin' Safari

Now what are we hunting on this one?

Patrick Odum reminds us that we shouldn't get weary in doing kind acts of service simply because we can't see the results, because do good is a result all by itself.

Market Place Moments: Appreciation

What's the difference between flattery and genuine praise?

Michele Howe reminds us again about women in the marketplace and the very needed virtue of affirming and giving appreciation to those who need it and deserve it.

The Jesus Vibe: Daily Altar of Grace

Can't I just keep a little of my life protected from this?

Phil Ware takes the two love commands of Jesus, the Greatest Commands, and applies them to all of life for a follower of the Lord.

When Tragedy Strikes

Where is God in the middle of these tragedies?

Larry Davies shares a hard and horrible story of tragedy and asks where God is and helps walk us through Isaiah 43 and shows how it reflects the presence of God in our worst times through the people of God who help.

Bless Your Heart!

Whose heart are you blessing these days?

Jane Vincenzi shares some insight in the old southern phrase bless your heart and realizes that it is really what our Christian life is all about.

Breakfast in Bed

What lessons are your kids learning?

Steve Higginbotham tells about his daughter learning the most important lesson of all, wan ting to be like Jesus.

The Little Things

What is too small to trust God with?

Leah talks about struggling with a mess at her new home and shares how prayer and God's help pulled her through!

Grace

How do you understand it?

Joey's granddaughter Landrye has taught him a great deal about God's grace.

The Fullest Possible Way

Where do these ups and downs come from, anyway?

Life is a combination of ups and downs and all arounds but Jesus is in the middle trying to bring us full life all the time!

'Tis the Season

So what are you going to focus on this season?

Rubel reminds us that Christmas is the season for many things depending on who we are. So let's use this season to be a blessing and not to stir trouble and let's do it responsibly and with grace.

The Value of a Thank You!

Could you ever imagine that 80 cents could mean so much?

Sending thank you cards or notes can be such a powerful and special blessing to those who receive them and are just the kind of thing the Lord would have us do!

Horrifying Halloween

What could make Halloween any more horrifying than it already is?

An awful Halloween ten years ago reminds us how important it is to value children for who they are!

This Time, Giving Up is Winning

Can you ever think of when giving up is ever good?

Jesus gave up his spirit, but he did not give up his mission, his mercy, his grace.

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Now how much do you REALLY like it?

We like a person with kindness much more than a person who has had a bunch of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery.

No Strings Attached

Will we help others in the same way that Jesus did?

Will we help those who need it simply because we follow Jesus and because they need it with no strings attached?

Joy and Pain in the Family of God

Could we be so gracious in this awful situation?

The horrible death of one daughter and the coma of another and the confusion between the two leads the Ceraks and Van Ryns on the ultimate challenge of Christian faith.

A Good Day

How can it be a good day when you don't get your

Interruptions and surprise visitors are not bad things in a busy day of ministry; they are an answer to prayer.

Who Could Ask for More?

Have you ever thought how much God cares for you?

A little girls interruptions become the occasion for seeing how much God loves and listens to us.

Above the Law

Why are we put into positions of opportunity and service?

Being in positions of leadership and authority doesn't give us the right to be above the law, but instead should give us the opportunity to serve in love.

Family to Those Who Are Alone

Are we really to be family to those who don't have family?

We've got to show the world that we will actually love them way we claim we will.

More than Falling Dominoes

Is the interconnectedness of our world really such bad news?

The interconnectedness of our world isn't bad, but really an opportunity to do good and bring redemptive influence.

The Inner Self

What are you doing for the inside?

We are so caught up in looking good and yet do so little to focus on what really makes us beautiful and fit!