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A Life of Compassion

A Life of Compassion

A Life of Compassion

Compassion Is Not Abstract Jesus begins His story in Luke 10:30: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Jerusalem is some 2,300 feet above sea level, and Jericho is about 800 feet below sea level.

What’s holding you back from going for your dreams? What’s keeping you from moving forward? Figure out what it is and kick it in the teeth!

Hostage Negotiation

  Figure out what’s holding you back. It was September 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. A convicted felon left prison after serving a portion of his sentence. Think of it like probation. He was getting a second chance at life, a chance to prove he could reenter society and do it right this time. It didn’t

The Grace of Your Story

I have been incredibly privileged. I grew up a pastor’s kid at a huge church in Houston, Texas. I was raised in a Christian home by two incredibly loving parents who worked very hard to provide everything we could possibly need. I have two beautiful sisters and a big brother whom I adore. We weren’t

Conquering Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

Whew. We’re all certainly living in uncertain times. It feels like every time I turn on the television or scroll through my newsfeed, there is an unsettling photo of someone gravely sick or a heated political debate among friends. Seeing the constant stream of upsetting stories, unprecedented health warnings, and watching buildings destroyed in my

Are you feeling afraid? What if you could be free of fear? What if you talked back to that fear about your God? What if that fear shrank back at the tender care your God takes in every detail of your life? What if that was your story instead?

God Is My Shield

Lie: The World Is a Dangerous, Scary Place He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. — Proverbs 30:5 I asked my friend Troy which prayer he wanted God to answer above all others. He said he wanted to be free of fear. “I thought about praying for God to fix my

You Are Never Alone Week 4 — God Is with You in the Dark

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:4-5 In the dark, you’re never really alone. ~ Max Hey, friends! Welcome to week four of the You Are Never Alone OBS! This week we will learn about the blind man that Jesus had the gall to heal sending

Don’t let self-doubt sideline you from being used by God in ways you never could have imagined! Instead of asking Why me? start asking Why not me?

So, Why Not You?

“Now go! I will help you speak, and I will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Please, Lord, send someone else.” — Exodus 4:11-13, NCV Moses was known and protected by God even before the day his mother set her infant son adrift in a basket on the Nile River. Miriam, his sister

Say Goodbye to The Pit of Family Pileups

Pileups happen. Especially in families. That’s what happened to mine. That’s what happened to Keith’s. That’s the nature of family. The ties are so close that the same cord that hangs one tangles all. They say alcoholism is a family disease, but it’s not the only one. Both of my girls experienced some second-hand effects from

Let Nothing Disturb You

“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing disturb you, let nothing disturb you,” I chanted in my head as I stepped out of the kitchen and into the garage to call my husband Rob with the news. “It’s in both lungs,” I uttered when he answered his office phone. “Okay,” he said, “I figured it was.”

Wondering Why

My God… why? — Jesus Hospital orderlies, dressed in green, had taken Sammy down to the operating room. We’d said our goodbyes and now, somewhere in Southampton General Hospital, a surgeon was preparing to conduct his third operation of the day. There was nothing more I could do. Sammy’s life was in the hands of

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