Tag Archives: comfort

Dropping Scripture Bombs on the Kitchen Table

[From the archives.] *** “God takes us into the depths so that we can reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a … Continue reading

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Silence for a Hurting Friend

“God takes us into the depths so that we may reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a comforting sort of pat. … Continue reading

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Light in a Darkened Life

[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4.) ***

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“Coveting your Prayers” – Please don’t

The first time I heard the phrase “I covet your prayers” was very early in my life as a Christian. It sounded cool to me, like taking something forbidden and making it spiritual. I admit I even used the phrase … Continue reading

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Always Care. Always Care. Always Care.

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How to Encourage Kids – Rachael Ray gives a lesson

Rachael Ray’s Kids’ Cook-Off has been a favorite show to watch in our house. Season after season I see ten year olds cooking better than I ever could. They get a lot of help from Rachael as she mentors the kids … Continue reading

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The Introvert’s Secret to Getting Comfortable with People

If I had my choice, I’d spend my time like this: Comfy Puppy not only knows how to get comfy, but is doing it introverted-style. A puppy after my own heart. But then I read passages like this and I … Continue reading

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Africa for Norway – getting compassion down cold!

Have you seen this parody of music fundraiser videos such as Live-Aid? It’s funny and clever and wise all at once: We are called to comfort others with compassion, to coming alongside others as God comes alongside us. (2 Cor. … Continue reading

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Just Lucky I Guess

BBC radio news October 17, 2012, reported that one witness to the wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia testified that it wasn’t the captain’s efforts that saved lives. Instead, the news reader said the witness saw it as being “only … Continue reading

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