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Random Acts of Kindness Aren’t Enough

Random Acts of Kindness Aren’t Enough

Darla took out her crayons and scrawled a letter to her heavenly Father: Dear Mr. God, Did you really mean, “Do unto others as they do unto you”? Because if you did, then I’m going to fix my brother!1 Little Darla isn’t the first person to creatively rewrite the Golden Rule. Politicians in Chicago have

Try a Little Kindness

Colossians 3:12 says, Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Notice the word clothe. The Greek word literally means “put on.” What Paul is saying here is that when we wake up in the morning, we ought to get dressed spiritually and emotionally as

The Color of Rain

I’d been lying on the kitchen floor for a while. After driving the kids to school, I faced another day alone in the house and as soon as I closed the door behind me, I literally collapsed to the floor. At some point I tried to gather myself. I needed to get to work but couldn’t quite seem to

Fruits of the Spirit Lessons for Kids

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 I had extensive Bible training growing up. My family memorized all sorts of scriptures and Bible text. I can even remember playing games and challenges with scriptures. One of the most talked about sections of the

Proverbs 31:26

Questions to Help the Control Freak (Me)

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. — Proverbs 31:26 The other day my son, a smart preteen, was up to the challenge of washing the dishes. He didn’t give me an attitude when asked. He wasn’t disrespectful. He didn’t drag his feet. So why was I battling the urge

Matthew 25:40

Kindness is a Calling for all Christians

When we were growing up, my sister and I brought home stray kitties and puppies that had missing fur, broken limbs, and in one case, missing a leg altogether. The animals that had absolutely no hope of ever being adopted and were one breath away from their last—those were the ones we loved the most.

Make card for Fathers Day

Preparing Hearts for Father’s Day

In our house Father’s Day is a rip-roaring celebration, so preparing hearts for this day is important to our family. Dad serves us all year long and we take the opportunity to repay a fraction of his efforts by serving him for the whole Father’s Day weekend. The kids and I start with making coupons.

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