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Love in Action

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 For them, the Christ of Christmas has been replaced by a me-centered worldview.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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Seeing Good in the Hard Things

I’ll never forget the first time I attended a publishing convention, giddy with excitement and weighed down with fifteen copies of my book proposal. I was more on a mission than a college senior looking for a diamond-toting man willing to grant her a Mrs. degree. Yes, ma’am. My shoes and I clippity-clapped all around that convention floor making

James 1:19

But I Have a Right to Be Angry!

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. — James 1:19-20 I had been lied to, betrayed, and hurt. I was angry and felt I had every right to be. Anger crushed my desire to forgive.

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