Archive of ‘Kindness’ category

The sound of compassion

by Elisabeth Willard

Have you ever paused to ask, “What does compassion sound like?” Surely it must be more than a simple, “Oh, I’m sorry about that.” I began to look at all of the synonyms to compassion , and they were just beautiful… Sympathy (feelings of sorrow for someone else’s misfortune) Empathy (the ability to share the […]

Be kind, please rewind.

by Elisabeth Willard

When I was a kid, I remember seeing this little slogan on the VHS rental tapes we would get from the video store: “Be kind, please rewind.” It was as if rewinding the VHS tape before you returned it was going the extra mile… when really I’m pretty sure we all knew it was simply […]

A choice-driven love

by Kari Staaland

Forgiveness is never something I want to do.  The fact that I need to forgive someone means I have been hurt, betrayed, or offended. In no way do they deserve my grace and forgiveness.  But, my perspective can be a bit skewed at times!  What if God’s terms for MY forgiveness were based on whether […]

Practice makes progress

by Kari Staaland

“Do all things with love” … this sweet phrase is framed in my bathroom as a reminder, but sometimes if I am honest I think… Really? ALL things with love?  The phrase is sweet + sounds lovely but living this out can be tricky. 1 Cor. 13:4 simply states, “Love is patient, love is kind.”  […]