Her passion for cooking started with one aromatic meal, served up with love and a cheeky smile. Her love for her husband was rekindled after one thoughtful note, slipped under the table at dinner. Her desire to truly live again was sparked by one story of survival in a country far more turbulent. Her week was improved by one pot of… Continue reading ‘The little things’ change lives
This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you stumble into the doctor’s surgery, asking for another prescription. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you enter the principal’s office once more to talk about the trouble your son is… Continue reading This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…
What does it mean to do good to all people? What does it mean in our everyday life? I might be stating the obvious, but doing good starts with intending good towards others. Doing good starts with a posture of love – a willingness to value the people around you, starting with the individual you’ve… Continue reading How to truly do good
God’s love is made complete in us when we love other people? That’s a pretty amazing concept… Certainly, our love for others is evidence that the Holy Spirit is in us, and that we understand the love of God. And it’s only when we know his love deeply that we can love effectively, without pretention.… Continue reading We haven’t seen God, but our love points the way to him
When we love, we pursue truth. Are you a truth-seeker? When we love, we seek to protect others. Are you an advocate and protector of the people around you? When we love, we trust. Do you have faith in the people entrusted to you? And how do you show that faith? When we love, we… Continue reading Five things that happen when we choose love
What are you wearing today? The writer of Colossians encourages us to wear “compassion (or mercy), kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”. These aren’t usually hanging up, front and centre, in my wardrobe. Instead, I am quick to ‘put on’ judgment, unkindness, pride, and impatience. Lord, help us to make the right choices today as we… Continue reading What are you wearing today?
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6 NIV http://bible.com/111/luk.6.27-28.NIV Sometimes we cause offence to others through our thoughtless actions… Other times it seems that no matter how nice we are there… Continue reading When your enemy frowns at you, give them a hot chocolate