Tag Archives: kindness

I don’t want to…

I don’t want to break promises. I go to great lengths to not even use the word¬†promise when I tell someone I will do something. I fret that I will injure someone if I am not able to fulfill the … Continue reading

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goodness, gracious

Cherished people in my life have drawn lines that seem more like demarcation lines than declaring their point-of-views. I am often without words to respond to what feels like a dare to cross them. I know that as a believer, … Continue reading

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defining

Name tags, claim tags, luggage tags, dog tags; all are used for identification purposes. We use these things to connect them with their owners, with their correct places and people. I have been sitting silently this past week, trying to … Continue reading

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alabaster boxes

As I drive into work each morning I listen to a radio program taught by pastor, J. Vernon McGee (1904-1988).¬†Through the Bible is a bit like listening to my grandma’s radio station, yet the teaching is sound and often makes … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges

Growing up, there was an older couple I used to know who treated each other with compassion and kindness. Each time they spoke to each other, their words would build up their other person. Words like, thank you, I appreciate … Continue reading

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never enough

Each day I strive to spend time with God, reading devotionals, meditating on the words I have read, hoping to steep my soul in them and carry them around during the day. Some days this works, other days one would … Continue reading

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On truth, lies, and the in between

We have all been told to tell the truth in life.  We tell our kids it’s important, we get mad when politicians don’t, and we may even go so far as to say, “Well, it says to speak the truth … Continue reading

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Hmmm

Have you ever noticed: it’s not what you say so much as how you say it? We have become a society full of sarcasm, put-downs, and verbal slams against something, usually someone, with whom we disagree. Why? When did kindness … Continue reading

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Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop (620 B.C. – 560 B.C.) from “The Lion and the Mouse.” You go to the grocery store, the kids are whining because they are hungry, you wanted to … Continue reading

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