Category: Kindness

Pursuing Kindness

  I work with children, and one thing that I find myself repeating on a daily basis is “be kind.”  As I observe and interact with them, I notice that for the most part they need positive reinforcement in the kindness department when it comes to playing with me or other children. It’s something we’ve more »

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Unusual Kindness

I was completely soaked! It was my first semester of college and it was raining cats and dogs. It would have been fine if it had been the weekend, because I could have just stayed inside. But it was not the weekend. It was a Thursday. And on this Thursday, I had my first presentation more »

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Kindness: Fueled By Christ

I hung my head as I watched another debate go down on Facebook. You have seen them right? They spring up over theological issues. People standing up for the “name of Christ” and “His Word.” Yet I wonder how their desire to be right with a lack of kindness shows anything about Christ. While technology more »

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Kindness Compels Me…Us

I remember as a child reading a book called “The Giving Tree.” A simple book about a boy and a tree which personified kindness.  The tree showed its love for the boy by sacrificial kindness. At each phase of the boy’s life, the tree gave him something that he asked for. Whatever the tree gave more »

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An Avalanche of Kindness

Does anybody remember the library VHS stickers that said, “BE KIND. REWIND?” I can’t tell you how many minutes I spent staring at those things in my childhood – in the rows of silent plastic-covered films, on the drive to or from the local library. But no matter how long I stared, I couldn’t figure more »

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2 Things You Can Do In Kindness

Be kind… This phrase has become a mantra for Christians and non-Christians alike. We’ve all seen the cute plaques that say something like, “Be kind. You never know what someone is facing.” But what does it actually mean, from a Biblical perspective, to be kind? Don’t lie? Don’t yell? Don’t push one another’s buttons? Don’t more »

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Law, Grace and What Makes Les Miserables

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” Abraham Lincoln, speech in Washington D.C., 1865 …mercy triumphs over judgment. – James 2:13 In Christianity it seems there is always a struggle between grace and law, between those who are merciful and those who demand strict justice. This balance between judgment and more »

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Kindness In Action

Sitting in the rocking chair praying… Listening to my father in law in the other room singing… Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul Worship His holy name Sing like never before O my soul I’ll worship Your holy name Sending texts to friends asking for prayer… All the while the sound of more »

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