Tag Archives: kindness

A Pointed Reminder

I just got corrected by God. It wasn’t a harsh correction. To the contrary, my own conscience supplied all the bite. A member of my family came forward to apologize for hurtful things he has done and said. I admit, … Continue reading

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Doomsday Gospel

“Westboro Baptist Church targets Taylor Swift,” the headline read. The article had a flavor of outrage, and rightly so. Fred Phelps, WBC’s leader and tireless purveyor of damnation, is at it again. This time, as chronicled by Pop Spy’s Jennifer O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Land of the Morning Calm

Peter joined the U.S. Army in 1981. He had studied Taekwondo extensively for years, so when the time came to discuss his deployment, he asked to be stationed in Korea where the discipline of Taekwondo had been developed during the … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Homeless

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” –St. Augustine I am truly blessed. … Continue reading

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Relational Power Tools

I love it when someone commits an offense against me. I’m not being facetious. This isn’t tongue-in-cheek. This morning I was pedaling my Gary Fisher in the rain when it hit me: interpersonal offenses are opportune moments in a relationship.

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Accidental Blessings, Part 3

I made a new friend at the Vancouver Goodwill last week. I was taking care of some dull piece of business at the counter when an employee I had never met, Greg, came by and noticed my tee shirt. I … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

A stranger on the other side of the world taught me that the Tower of Babel was a blessing. Let me explain. I was tooling around Facebook late last night when a lady I’ve never met accepted my friend request. … Continue reading

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