Tag Archives: compassion

Close Encounters of the COVID-19 Kind

Linn, from our Catch community writes, “When you know someone who has died, or a friend has lost a loved one, or you know someone who is working in a COVID-19 ICU, the reality sinks in deeper. I know someone … Continue reading

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While the heart of the world is breaking

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6:34 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion. Colossians 3:12 While the heart of … Continue reading

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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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