A person who possesses empathy can feel what others feel. They can put themselves into the perspective of another and, to a degree, see things as the other person sees them. A person with empathy can see another’s perspective even when they do not agree with them. Empathy meets people where they are at and works from that point forward.
Empathy is foundational for healthy communication and relationships.
A person rich with empathy may sometimes forget that their own perspective is important to!
Your heart, your hopes, your feelings and thoughts
One of the most important things to do in the life of a Believer is to learn to recognize the voice of God. He’s speaking all the time. He’s calling to you. So many miss it because they weren’t paying attention or realizing the signs and signals being thrown to them. So let me encourage you. I have been asked to encourage you with this…Lean in.
I’ve always called it pressing in, but it’s the same thing. Become a “noticer”.
Love is in the details so pay attention to the details.
“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” John 15:7
I tried to read the Bible many times in my young life, but my efforts didn’t last long. I either didn’t understand it, lacked discipline or maybe, if I’m being honest, the true desire. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s the desire was aroused within and I began to dig in and for the first time in my life, the Word
Yesterday I had someone share with me, when I asked how things were going… “It’s complicated.” I knew full well they were going through something difficult. I knew that they were doing their best to do the right and noble thing in a diffiult circumstance. I knew my simple question was probably also a hard question. I wan’t trying to probe. I was trying to encourage someone going through something more than a little complicated.
One things this friend shared was that they realize that no matter how much their
Faith • Patience • Confidence
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”
In Matthew chapter 5 we are encouraged by the gospel as it teaches us that blessed are those who mourn. In the past year or more we have all endured much, mourned much an suffered all sorts of losses. Loss of jobs, loss of a lot of our personal freedoms, loss of loved ones. During 2020/21 I personally lost four family members and just found out another has a body riddled with cancer. So much
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11
Even when we face detours.
Even when we experience set back.
Even when we are forced into isolation.
Even when we are unjustly accused.
Even when you endure abuse (physical, emotional or spiritual).
Even when we face a diagnosis that shocks us.
Even when we lose a loved one prematurely.
Even when your family members are behaving squirrelly.
Even when you are discouraged.
Even when you mourn and don’t
The voice of the Lord is authority. But the voice of the Lord does not shame, name call or condemn. Check the spirit. Criticism accuses and provokes. Love evokes a positive response. You cannot make anyone do anything without provoking a spirit of witchcraft. Be careful. The Kingdom of God does not come by force. God’s hands are strong, but gentle. He compels. He is patient and long suffering. He is gracious and merciful. He wraps His heart around us.
“Know your worth.”
Jesus did not come to force people to his
The Lord is renewing your strength! Hold on!
Though the night does tarry, don’t despair. The daylight is about to break through. I see you. You haven’t felt yourself. You haven’t felt “whole”, but can definitely feel the hole in your soul. It is being filled…even now…filled to overflow. You are adored by Heaven. The Kingdom of God does not come to you by force, but like a gentle breeze that whispers to your heart through the leaves of the tree. The Holy Spirit compels.Hush…
You will begin to experience a rush
I haven’t blogged in a while. I could feel the Lord gently tell me it was time to dust off my pen and write on my blog again. My heart is so full of words I could release, but this is what I feel takes precedent today.
Last Sunday, while walking into the church, the greeters said hello and heald open the door. They all have to wear masks because of state regulations regarding COVID. But the one man who heald the door spoke to us and welcomed us. I didn’t
I am God’s microphone.
I will use my voice to spread His Love to the world.
My daughter found an excellent deal on a MacBook Pro laptop. It was someone she knew professionally who was selling a barely used computer for next to nothing. Because she knew the person is probably the only reason she knew it was legit and not a scam. She knew it was too good a deal to pass by, so she called John and my entire family (boys included) chipped in to buy me the MacBook