WWJD: Envy

Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV "Must be nice." I was taken aback. This was my favorite show. Grey's. One of my favorite characters. Bailey. Who always supported other women. Now, spewing these words about a woman who decided she wanted to follow her dreams and [...]

Just see Jesus

Oh, I have days I lose the fightTry my best but just don't get it rightWell I talk a talk that I don't walkAnd miss the moments right before my eyes. -Zach Williams, Less Like Me I know what that’s like. I aim daily to “fight the good fight.” But...there are days I fail. I [...]

WWJD: Kindness

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.    Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs 3:3, NLT Kindness. What do we often think of when we think of random acts of kindness? Pretty words? Random gifts? The second portion of 1 Corinthians 13:4 states that LOVE is kind. But think [...]

For those who seek Him

Stories. We all use stories to make a point. Stories are a more interesting way to get a message across to people. A way to help others understand a concept that may be a little hard for others to grasp. Stories keep audiences engaged. Everyone loves a good story. Well, most everyone. “Why do you [...]

A living example?

Something I've been pondering lately: Can empathy be taught? As I talk and talk, and guide and guide; even pray for others to make wise choices. To think of another's perspective, I often wonder if being intentional and considering the hearts of others is a skill that can be learned. Some days it seems downright [...]

Love that “sticks”

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, doesn't have a swelled head, doesn't force itself on others, isn't always "me first," doesn't fly off the handle. Doesn't keep score of the sins of others. Doesn't revel when others grovel. Takes [...]

Fear not

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 "I’m not sending the kids up, since you are asleep." This is what my husband had declared to me as he got the kids off to school. Part of the morning routine he has handled [...]

Father, forgive them…even the bullies

"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34 I have spent a number of weeks both at home and in my “day job,” trying to teach compassion and kindness. Encouraging children to not point out differences as if they are an abomination. But learning to love and accept the [...]

I need what He’s got

Crowds. I never much liked them. As a kid, teen, and a young adult I always remember struggling to figure out my place in the crowd. Where exactly I fit in. It gave me anxiety. Made me nervous. Made me wonder who exactly I was. I would either be the loudest in the room. Or [...]