Don’t be obsessed with getting your own way.
Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.
Live a selfless, obedient life.
Be energetic, reverent, and sensitive to those around you and to God’s directions to you for those who are in need.
Be cheerful, like a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society.
Rejoice with those who’ve overcome great sorrow and grief.
Be glad in God.
The Holy Spirit reminds me of all the things God has told me in His word. The Holy Spirit brings peace.
God does not push His way on us but by working within us, by His Spirit, speaking deeply to us.
Give your attention to what God is doing RIGHT now and don’t get upset about what may or may be happen tomorrow. When the time comes to deal with the hard stuff, God will be there.
Help and give without expecting a return.
Live generously and graciously even when times are hard. As God is kind, you be kind.
Don’t criticize people or pick out their faults. You will get the same treatment. Be easy on people. Generosity begets generosity.
Help others get ahead. Lend a helping hand.
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion. Colossians 3:12
Our common need for one another and the grace of compassion binds us together as we share the wonderful and painful journey of life.
Caring for others carries more than simply a focus on cure. Caring for others provides an opportunity for inner healing, liberation and transformation for the one being given care and for the one who cares.
We pray that God will reach down and keep the oppressed in mind, the oppressed who are so much in need both in our own community and around the world.
The Christ whom we are expecting during the Advent season will be the agent of hope for the oppressed.
Lord, help us to remember the oppressed, as you remember them. Amen
Reach out for Christ who so wondrously reached out for you from the cross.
God beckons towards the goal; keep your eyes peeled so as not to miss it.
Focus on the goal as it’s everything God wants for you. It’s better than any plans you have made on your own.
- Get gutsier
- Be kind and tenderhearted
- Lean not to your own understanding
- Acknowledge God
- Read and apply God’s word
When God provides a
a new opportunity
a new assignment
a new adventure
know that you can only accomplish the task with God’s power and provision.
Life can be quite simple if we live in each moment. Not grasping for the next new thing, but rather finding the extraordinary in the here and now.
If you believe in serendipity, you will see more of those moments in your everyday living for it is there where we spend most of our life. Anticipating the next great event causes us to lose track of the beauty of the ordinary moment.
Serenity is found in living each day in peace with those around you, accepting that others see the world differently than you.
Be plain spoken–yes and no.
It is wrong for you to manipulate your words, making yourself sound more religious.
Respond with prayer when someone wrongs you.
Do not love only the lovable, but also the unlovable.
Don’t make a performance out of doing good, just go DO good works without calling attention to yourself.
Mind your own business
Do your own job
Don’t sponge off your friends
Warn the freeloaders to get a move on
Be attentive to individual needs
Throw out anything tainted with evil
Don’t be gullible
Make Christ as plain as day
Bring out the best in others
Stand firm, mature, confident