Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 "What? No way. You didn't!" My pace quickened as bits and pieces of package wrappings and boxes appeared strewn on the floor at the top of the stairs. Half an hour earlier I had returned home from a quick trip to the grocery store. Upon … Continue reading Anyway Love
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 If you asked me to define mercy, I would probably start with something like “showing compassion and giving aid to someone who is in trouble, perhaps in a situation they can’t get out of through their own volition.” That pretty well describes where … Continue reading Mercy for Imperfection
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.-Lamentations 3:22-23. This week’s Word of the Spirit is “Mercy” not to be of confused with last week’s word “Grace.” I’m guilty of confusing the meanings of these words. They […]
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do (what is required of you), what God is looking for in men and women. Do what is fair and just to your neighbor (act justly), be compassionate and loyal in your love (love mercy), and don't take yourself too seriously - take God … Continue reading Love, Mercy
I was not in a service, but I got “full” as some good old church ladies would say. It was their way of expressing themselves when they felt spiritually and emotionally touched by God. Growing up in church gave me an up-close and personal view of what getting “full” looked like. It could be noticed … Continue reading Lord Have Mercy!
This semester we will be writing on words of the Spirit each week and will begin each week with a Word & Worship inspired by the Word of the Week. We hope you join us each day and enjoy the messages God has laid upon our hearts to share with you. This week's word is … Continue reading Word & Worship – Mercy
There's nothing quite like a song with a strong, lively beat ---one that makes us want to move our body. Let me hear a Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake song and this girl thinks she can dance. Whether we're tapping fingers or swaying side-to-side, our basic response to the rhythm of a song is some … Continue reading Awkward Moves or Graceful Groove