Kindness

A kind word
A thoughtful deed
A caring heart –
Simple reflections of the Kingdom of God.
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:17

The season of Lent can be a time of renewed focus and reflection in our lives. Our thoughts turn to the Kingdom of God and His plans for us. Many will participate in the traditional practices of Lenten almsgiving, fasting and prayer. Regardless of how each of us chooses to observe these forty days, we are being given an opportunity to more fully enter into the presence of God and be renewed in His love through Jesus Christ. In His life, death and resurrection we are given an abundant and everlasting life of joy and love! It is a love we feel called to share with others in acts of kindness.

If your preparation for Easter includes devotional reading you may enjoy a book recommended by our member Sue Buck, LMCC, Ohio Branch.

Kindness is Contagious
100 Stories to Remind You God is Good and So are Most People

by Nicole J. Phillips

Nicole is the wife of Saul Phillips, head basketball coach at Ohio University in Athens, OH. The family moved to Athens from Fargo, North Dakota where her husband was formerly the coach at North Dakota State University.

Nicole wrote a column on kindness for the local newspaper in Fargo-Moorhead and the stories are a compilation of some of those columns. She is a breast cancer survivor, mother of three and stays busy performing acts of kindness that have the power to transform lives. She spoke recently at a luncheon in Athens but the tickets were sold out before I could purchase one! I bought her book on Amazon anyway and was lifted up by how kindness changes lives.

She says, “I pray we each have one special person in our lives who shows us great kindness when we need it most.”

Submitted by Sue Buck, LMCC

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