Kind

… and be kind, compassionate, forgiving one another as God is Christ forgave you.Ephesians 4:32

I grew up with early memories that kindness is not always the first response when people hurt me. With kindness, come a lot of different emotions. The good emotions arrive when I offer or receive the kindness. Less than best emotions result when kindness is denied or disregarded.

Recently I was flying home with my husband from a ministry trip. Unfortunately we didn’t have seats together, so we both agreed we would ask our

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When Your Song Goes Flat

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

I’ve had the privilege of being a musician most of my life. Fortunately for me, my Mom realized it early in my life and thus I

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Don’t Take My Word For It, Hear What God Has to Say…

“…pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.”Proverbs 4:20 (NIV)

Considering the many voices that come from radio, television, and Internet platforms, it can be somewhat challenging to tune them all out and only hear God. And is it just me, or is everybody an “expert” on everything from losing weight to living your dreams, claiming they can change your life? But the One who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath

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Been Afraid of Bringing Forth an Ishmael? Don't Fear Making Mistakes

He works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:11

For years I’ve been afraid of bringing forth an Ishmael. You remember who Ishmael was, he was the son of Abram through his wife’s servant. Sarai, Abrams’ wife had reasoned that perhaps she could build a family through her servant, so she made this suggestion to her husband and he went along with it (Genesis 16). God had promised Abram at the age of seventy five that he would give him a son (Genesis 15:4-5), so

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