Are You Kind?

We often think of kindness as being nice or pleasant to someone.  But I want us to consider kindness as more purposeful today.  Ephesians 4:32 says that we are to be “kind and compassionate to one another.”  But what does that look like? I recently read a series of stories about individuals who set out…

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Life is Too Short!

Have you ever heard, thought, or said those words – “Life is too short?”  If so, what was the context?  Typically, we do so either commenting on something we don’t want to do or on something that we really want to do.  For example – “I can’t believe that I had that same argument with…

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Do You Make Time to Serve?

If you are anything like I am, you probably think that serving others is a good idea.  I know individuals who serve at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving Day, or volunteer to assist teachers in a classroom, or snowplow their neighbor’s driveway.  These deeds of service are admirable and they speak love.  But how are…

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Are You Lonely?

At one time or another, all of us have experienced feelings of loneliness.  While it may be temporary, for many it seems to be a chronic condition.  A story from a recent PastorServe leter caught my eye as it discussed the magnitude of the problem in England.  The letter states: The United Kingdom recently created…

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What Does Your Ring Say?

For most couples, the giving and receiving of an engagement ring is a memorable event.  This is usually followed by an exchange of wedding rings, which signifies the commitment that the individuals are making to each other.  But I wonder how people view their ring’s significance? There was a recent article asking people about their…

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