Seven Blessings from COVID-19

Seven Blessings from COVID-19

God can and does use all things, even deadly pandemics like COVID-19, to bring about good things; beautiful things that give us renewed hope. Romans 8:28 states this truth clearly: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have...
True Kindness Restores

True Kindness Restores

It is better to be kind than to be right. In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Practice random acts of kindness.   There is no shortage of the admonition to be kind in today’s culture. There are T-shirts, Instagram feeds, and even whole movements...
I Don’t Want to Just Be Nice

I Don’t Want to Just Be Nice

A few years ago I had one goal for the upcoming year in Djibouti and it was, at first glance, a simple goal. I aimed to not be mean. Put positively, I aimed to be nice. Kind. Sweet. Like I said, not mean. At that point, I had lived for nine years in the Horn of...
Kindness Lesson from a Barn

Kindness Lesson from a Barn

Settling in the straw, I am grateful for a quiet moment after a 12-hour workday followed by all the necessary personal conversations that help mop up the spills and splatters of everyday life. My family verbally unloads their day like so much stored up dirty laundry...
Boundaries Breed Kindness

Boundaries Breed Kindness

As kindness is a fruit of the Spirit, how can Christians better demonstrate this in our daily lives? Do No Harm, But Take No Crap… Viewed through the lens of one made in the Image of God (Imago Dei), that is a Christian value. Christian practice historically...

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