Nov 23, 2017

Wear These Clothes

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What if all of us wore the same outfit to church and then wore it everyday throughout the week?  What outfit am I talking about?  “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”  If all of us wore that outfit, what kind of church would we have?  What kind of world would we have? 

Jul 7, 2017

When Angry

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When angry, do not let it become sin.  That is, control your anger.  Pray for the self-control that is a fruit of the Spirit.  Don’t let the sun go down on unresolved anger (Eph 4:26).  Learn to release it by: understanding yourself, understanding the other person, and by kindness and forgiveness.  Don’t let it be

Jul 4, 2017

Be Like Jesus

By |Jul 4, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Discipleship, Kindness, Love, Mercy, Ministry, Prayer, Service, Spirit|0 Comments

So you want to be like Jesus!  It is more than gentleness, kindness and loving your enemies.  Eaten with any sinners lately?  Fed any hungry people?  Prayed for the sick?  Had any prayer vigils all by yourself?  Have you yet been moved by compassion for folks who have no Shepherd?  Have you brought any straying

May 19, 2017

Fire From Heaven

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The disciples wanted to call down fire from heaven on an inhospitable village.  Jesus had come down from heaven from His Father to give life.  He was not a fire-casting Messiah.  He was here to reveal the saving nature of the Heavenly Father that those disciples had not yet grasped.  Nor had they grasped how

Jan 29, 2017

Private Justice?

By |Jan 29, 2017|Compassion, Devotionals, Justice, Kindness, Kingdom of God, Mercy|0 Comments

Doing works of mercy and justice requires more than our silent support.  William Wilberforce could have allowed himself to be comfortable with a private opposition to slavery without getting publicly involved to change it.  John Wesley and Charles Colson could have sat quietly with a personal outrage toward the treatment of prisoners, but they did

Jan 20, 2017

That Other Person

By |Jan 20, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Grace, Kindness, Love|0 Comments

The other person, the one we do not know, the one who is not from our tribe, is a person that the Father loves just as much as He loves us.  “That other person” needs to be treated with respect, kindness and consideration.  We do not need to put labels on them nor place them

Jan 9, 2017

Reign of Grace

By |Jan 9, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Grace, Kindness, Kingdom of God|1 Comment

Grace now sits on the throne where sin and death once reigned.  Humankind are now living with a new reality.  “As sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Rom 5:21 (NASB).  N. T. Wright reminds us that the reign of grace is the

Dec 31, 2016

Your Book

By |Dec 31, 2016|Christ, Forgiveness, Grace, Kindness, Relationships, Service, Spirit|0 Comments

Each day turns a new page in the book of our lives.  We cannot go back and rewrite yesterday’s page.  If we have written something of which we are not proud, then we ask for grace and forgiveness, and seek, with God’s help, to write a better page today.  Each day is the gift of

Nov 22, 2016

Gratitude and Presence

By |Nov 22, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Peace, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Most of the times in my life when I am overwhelmed with gratitude, I experience simultaneously a sense of the divine Presence.  There are other times that it seems as if the Presence gives birth to the gratitude that I feel in my heart.  Coming with both are humility, a sense of unworthiness, and a

Jul 23, 2016

Holy Paradoxes

By |Jul 23, 2016|Devotionals, Giving, Hope, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Love, Peace, Surrender|0 Comments

Peace comes with surrender.  Harvest comes after seeds have died.  Joy comes after tears of sorrow.  Sunrise follows the darkest hour.  Hope often blooms in the midst of despair.  Love can be present in the midst of hate.  “The greatest is the servant of all”.  The largest gift may not be the greatest gift.  The