Tag Archives: compassion

A better way to His heart

“If you meet that poor wretch that thrust his spear into my side, tell him there is another way — a better way — to get at my heart. If he will repent, and look upon the one he has … Continue reading

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Spiritual first responders

Empathy: to step into someone else’s shoes and feel what they feel. If you missed our BlogTalkRadio interview with Doug Stevens last night, I urge you, if your boots are on the ground anywhere, to listen to the podcast at … Continue reading

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‘… and also many animals’

I woke up yesterday morning to find that Emily, one of our Chihuahuas and the smallest one at barely five pounds, had died in her sleep. It wasn’t a surprise. In fact, a daily dose of steroids was what kept … Continue reading

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No longer dodging Jesus

I understand why Marti is asking that I stop avoiding conflict. How can I sing a new song of deliverance to those who have no hope, if, at the same time, I insist on remaining comfortable among those who do? … Continue reading

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What I learned at the DMV

Chandler, our 16-year-old son, recently got his learner’s driving permit. To do so he had to pass a written test of 46 multiple choice questions. We were concerned about the test because Chandler has challenges reading due to a learning … Continue reading

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Baby whisperer

I love this picture. It’s been around so you’ve probably already seen it, but I want to comment on it today. I haven’t seen this as much as Marti has, but she tells me that on at least a couple … Continue reading

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Grace turned outward

Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God. It is the knowledge that you are pleasing to God right now regardless of what you have or haven’t done. Grace is the realization that you have already earned a place … Continue reading

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In the world

It’s easier to judge than to empathize. It’s easier to categorize than to identify. It’s easier to find what’s wrong with the world than it is to find and support what is right. It’s easier to write the world off … Continue reading

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