Forbearance

Honestly, how many times have you used the word, forbearance, in a recent conversation? I’m guessing not many. Yet this wonderful word conveys an important idea – the idea that includes patient self-control, but is greater than mere tolerance. It means extending understanding and empathy to those who disappoint or anger us. It means feeling…

Patience

Several years ago a quick-witted friend said, “Never pray for patience because the Lord will give you many opportunities to practice it.” Patience is in short supply in a world of constantly changing technology, increasingly crowded roadways, a culture that encourages us to always be first, and to chase after an endless variety of consumer…

Peace

All around me I see disruption in people’s lives. Cherished family members are gone, illness is challenging others, and the news is constantly filled with decisions that affect millions of people – it all seems unsettling, to say the least. As a result, many are searching for peace. I suggest that obtaining our own peace…