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Father’s Day: The Other Side of Things
A single dad inspired the creation of Father’s Day. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd sat in church, wondering: if mothers had a day to honor them, why not fathers? Her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, was selfless and devoted—even with 14 children. Thanks to Sonora’s dogged efforts, Father’s Day eventually became a…
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things God asks us to do. Why is it so important to forgive someone who has hurt us?
Eyes to See
by Christie Michaud TOGO, West Africa – The heat was intense. In a foreign land, I sat under the few trees I could find for shade at the makeshift medical clinic. This was my second time to experience life among the people of Togo. Dust coating my flip-flops and sweat soaking through my scrubs, I…
Jesus can help me choose kindness.
During week one, Jesus tells a story about a man who chose to show kindness to a hurt man even though their families did not get along too well. This man chose kindness, and now he will forever be known as the Good Samaritan.
Show kindness to everyone.
We start our month in Luke 10:25-37. When the religious leader questioned Jesus about the sorts of people we should love and show kindness to, He told the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. With this story, Jesus completely changed how people who follow Him should look at showing kindness to others – it’s not…
Jesus can help me choose patience.
In week four, we will see the amazing reward that came to Simeon after he chose patience. Simeon waited year after year after year… soooooo many years waiting, and then he finally got to see Who he had been patiently waiting for—Jesus!
Be patient with each other.
In week four, we spend time discovering more about Proverbs 15:18. Waiting can be the worst! But something Solomon wrote in Proverbs can help us remember why patience is so important. A person with a bad temper stirs up conflict. But a person who is patient calms things down, (NIrV). When we have to wait,…