These stories aren’t necessarily the most visited or most commented on. But they involve people and stories that touched my life.
Perhaps they touched yours, too.
My attitude was bad. Is it hard for you to be compassionate with yourself? The grace we give others is the same grace that God wants us to give ourselves.
The fierceness online can get out of hand. Would we say the same thing in person that we type as a Facebook comment? Is it more important to be known as a faith-defender or a Jesus-lover?
I wanted to do her favor, but I was scared it would start something. If we can’t do it every time, should that stop us from doing it this time?
She asks us to keep silent for the weekend. Really? God may do his greatest work through our “waste of time.” Is it harder for you to speak up or to be quiet?
I take a deep breath before I enter his apartment. There is an unusual person in your life, too. How do they need you? How do you need them?
I watch this homeless guy. He’s using what he has, doing what he can do at the library.
That’s all God asks of any of us, right?
I knew this flag story would be retold to their friends up north as something they found in Alabama.
But it matters less how we look; what matters more is how we are. Where do you see racism hiding?
All I see is a dad who wants to talk to his kids. All relationships—even cracked ones, even ones separated by death—are eternal. Do you have a relationship you’d like to repair before it’s too late?
Then it fell, her final question, the zinger: “Were those people black?” I wanted to lie. When have you been embarrassed about who you are?
I didn’t know. But Patrick would. If I would just ask. When have you had to admit you didn’t know? Who have you had to ask for help?
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Thanks for reading along in 2015! I’ve loved having you with me. Let’s see what God will show us in 2016. Please share your thoughts in the comments.
- Top 10 Books from 2015 (+ a few extra)
- 2016 Reading Challenges