Tag Archives: Patience

Grace: Resist the Funk

Grace: Resist the Funk

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. — Colossians 4:6 Thought for the Day: The reason I can give grace is because I so desperately need it. I like this verse. I really do. As a matter of fact, I’ve challenged my Proverbs

The Spirit-Filled Life

  Simple Truths Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. — Matthew 12:33 We human beings tend to overlook the simple truths of life and forget that the profound is usually revealed in

Teaching Our Children to Be Patient

“Be patient!” If you are a parent, you’ve said this more than once because rare is the person who is born patient. We want what we want, and we want it now. The Connection Between Patience and Suffering So what is patience? A combination of definitions that I found during my research is this: patience

Pinches and Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 Thought for the Day: Today is a beautiful time for grace. I wanted to pinch the two girls sitting on the front row of our church

Love in Action

Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. —1 John 4:11-12 (NIV) Jesus said, Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another

Humility – It’s Christmas Not Memas

Have you ever celebrated a holiday named Memas? Some people observe it every December 25. For them, the Christ of Christmas has been replaced by a me-centered worldview. This is a celebrity generation in which everyone wants little flashes of fame and fortune. One of the reasons the average wedding costs almost thirty thousand dollars

Becoming Like Christ in Patience and Compassion

We urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. — 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Jesus acted with great compassion toward many people. With the masses of people, Jesus showed great love and concern. Even at those times when He went away for

Stuff Christians Like: Fake Laughing at Unfunny Jokes

Fake Laughing Out of Christian Love We’re supposed to do this, right? As Christians, the compassionate, Christlike thing to do when someone says something unfunny is to pretend it is funny and fake laugh your head off, right? Or maybe what we’re supposed to do is be the truth in this situation. To not lie,

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

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What Unconditional Love Does Not Mean

If we are to love our kids unconditionally — regardless of their disobedience — it means we must come to grips with who we are as parents, independent of our children. As I mentioned, this family-of-origin stuff is very real for me. There were moments when I could feel it surging in me, just as I had seen it

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