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Big Brothers are Awesome

Big Brothers are Awesome

Today (May 3rd) is my brother’s birthday (that’s him in the picture). He’s a guy so he won’t care if I tell you how old he is (38); plus, he’s a good nine hours away so even if he does care he can’t get to me. J While I don’t know what life is like to not have a big...

Love Is Kind

Love Is Kind

A few weeks ago I shared some thoughts on “Love is patient” and I wanted to continue thinking on the verse and so I went to the next part, “Love is kind”. I asked friends on Facebook to share what they thought of when they read those words and most of the answers were...

Wanted: A Good Samaritan

The other night as I pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant where I was meeting a group of friends, a man tried to wave me down at the curb.  He was holding the usual “Help; I need money” sign.  A woman was standing next to him.  She looked at me in a pleading...

The Golden Rule

Whether we say it out loud or not, many of us have this idea that in order to be a successful follower of Christ, we must be on the ‘right’ team or in the ‘good’ group. This idea is not necessarily a bad one because it can lead to a positive change in our behaviors,...

Conversations

We are creatures of habit. We eat the foods we like. We shop at the same stores we like. We talk to the same people we like. Now, I realize this is a generalization. There are times where we try a new restaurant, go to a different store, or meet someone new, but most...

Broken Hearts

Broken Hearts

Most often, having a broken heart is a seen as a bad thing. And it usually happens because of a break between two people – an argument, a hurtful comment, unrequited love, little problems being bottled up until it becomes one big problem, a loss (death, move, new job,...

Letting Go

I’ve been thinking a lot recently (dangerous, I know) about God’s calling and purpose. We talk often about wanting to do God’s will, wanting to follow His direction, and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). But I wonder, how often do we really let it...

On Thankfulness

On Thankfulness

The other morning, I woke up too early.  I didn’t want to do something that would thoroughly wake me up on this cold, cold morning—I wanted to go back to sleep—so after burrowing down further into my sweet spot, I started praying for my friends who are going through...

Lent

Lent

We hear a lot about Lent during the weeks leading up to Easter. I used to wonder, “What’s the big deal with Lent anyway?” I didn’t celebrate it and I hadn’t learned about it when I was younger, so it was a foreign, and seemingly useless, celebration to me. It was...