What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”

Greetings, May the Lord Be With You!

 The young girls smile kindly at passing strangers as they skip down the sidewalk. The strangers’ faces beam as they grin back and reply, “Good Morning!” Ear buds dangle as a young woman jams to her tunes while simultaneously tapping away on her phone’s keyboard. As the children saunter towards her, she smirks at their sing-songContinue reading “Greetings, May the Lord Be With You!”

Kindness During Rush Hour?

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4: 32 (ESV) Is it unrealistic to expect kindness during rush hour? What does kindness even look like on our early morning commutes to work, school, or medical visits? If I am intentional about looking  for it, what willContinue reading “Kindness During Rush Hour?”

It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart

It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart My little brother’s hands grip his favorite red Tupperware cup at every meal.  Like clockwork, he accidentally knocks his cup over again.  A white puddle spills across the table soaking our napkins. My brother’s tears fail to soften my dark heart.  Instead I angrily slap down paper towelsContinue reading “It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart”

How Do We Comfort The Homeless?

  “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)  The smell of fear surrounds me while prayer walking through Cass Corridor in Detroit.  My arms prickle as a tan van creeps dangerously close.  Across Third Avenue a middle aged woman jumpsContinue reading “How Do We Comfort The Homeless?”