Tag: love

How to lead with a strong hand and a gentle touch

It’s the strong hand, not the weak one that must learn to be gentle. (Gary Thomas) I don’t often write about my job here. But for this post, I think it’s important to understand what I do and… Read More

A word to start our week : Gentleness

This world is anything but gentle. Political wars are waging. Words spew out hate upon hate. It’s all too much. Jesus, we know that you too lived in politically charged times. Yet, you were able to be gentle… Read More

Boundaries are not the same as barriers – Let’s not build barriers!

  Faithfulness is the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something and putting that loyalty into consistent practice, regardless of extenuating circumstances. – Wikipedia The Apostle Paul told the Galatian believers that faithfulness was evidence of a Spirit-led… Read More

A word to start our week : Faithfulness

Sometimes being loyal and faithful to our work, our relationships and our beliefs, takes patience. We fall out of step, rushing toward our expectations, hurrying toward unknown destinations because we’re tired of being here. You promised to lead us… Read More

For the not-good-enough parents like me

As I’ve been thinking about goodness this week and what I wanted to write in this space, I keep coming back to my frequent feelings of being a not-good-enough mother. I sense there are many of you who, just like… Read More

How compassion, kindness and reality TV go together

I have a confession to make. I love reality TV. I much prefer it to comedies, dramas, movies and such. I just love following the real lives of real people with real junk going on. They have good… Read More

A word to start our week : Kindness

Lord, as we begin another week, may we follow your example of kindness. When patience wears thin and we’re tempted to be unkind, would you remind us of your great love for us. When it seems the world… Read More

Where’s the love? Thoughts in the aftermath of the tragedy in Orlando

It’s been over a week since that horrific, middle of the night shooting of over 100 people in Orlando. The reports of 49 dead and over 50 injured were shocking. The fact that one man carried out this… Read More

A Word to Start Our Week : See

May our hearts be attentive to you Lord, as we begin a new week. As we grieve with those who have lost loved ones, may we see glimpses of the hope that only you can provide. As we… Read More

What I learned from my seven year old self

I was in second grade, about seven years old, when my parents enrolled me in ballet class. I learned first, second and third position. (Maybe I learned all five, but I only remember three.) I learned to plie… Read More

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