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Tag: kindness

Plant a tree of peace

Tree of Peace

Our minister played this during worship today. I thought it was so beautiful I wanted to share it. The song was adapted from a Quaker poem, “Oh Brother Man.” The rendition  below was adapted by Gwyneth Walker. Read more about Walker here. O Brother Man by John Greenleaf Whittier O Brother man! fold to thy… Read More ›

Lanie

Gifts that keep on giving

…and (he) said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.” Like little children. What does that mean? Well, children are truthful because they have yet to learn how to lie. They are loving because they have yet to… Read More ›

Christmas Light

And yet…

Our lives are brightened and emboldened by the birth of Christ not because of who we are, but because of who he is. He was born in a stable, hardly a place to inspire wonder. And yet… we decorate with gold and silver, red and green. Why? Is it to signify the light that came… Read More ›

A helping hand

Lending a helping hand

This is what it means to go the extra mile. Read this story about two boys who saw a need and stepped right in. Dad was proud and so – I hope – is everyone reading this. Kindness isn’t just about thinking good thoughts; it’s about taking action. This ran on the Today site. Photos… Read More ›

RIPPLE EFFECT

Oh, I am sorry, forgive me, I said, I didn’t mean to be– thoughtless, unkind, rude. So, forgive me, for those things I said or did. I didn’t mean anything. Just joking. Just kidding. I hurt your feelings? Don’t be so sensitive! Couldn’t you tell I was being– funny? And then someone called me “bossy”… Read More ›

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