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Love anyway.

Don’t you hate it when you text a friend and there are two blue ticks and they don’t reply? It’s hard to keep your thoughts from running away with you to a place where you assume you’ve been un-friended, laughed at, rejected or ignored.

1 Corinthians 13:7 (http://bit.ly/31aoY3P) says that ‘love believes all things.’

That doesn’t mean love is stupid.
But a person who loves chooses to put their faith in Jesus to protect them and protect their friendships. A person who loves chooses to believe the best – instead of assuming the worst.

Ask God for strength to keep on loving that friend anyway.

#faithworks
#deereyburn

WONDER

The movie WONDER is definitely a wonder – excuse the pun 😉

This movie is filled with friendship, family and kindness. It’s also filled with the reality of being bullied for being different and misunderstood.

Are you the one that judges someone based on their appearance or them being different or them being misunderstood? OR are you the one being judged because of your appearance, being different or misunderstood?

Whichever, Jesus calls you to be kind, to be a friend, to be love to those around you. No matter how you are treated or how you want to treat others – choose the high road, the God road.

Zechariah 7:9 (http://bit.ly/2JU4XYc)

#thestoryinmovies
#JoyH

Kindness x10

Read John 13:34 (http://bit.ly/2LlN6vy) and 1 Corinthians 13:4b (http://bit.ly/2LnwtQf)

10 ways to show Jesus kindness and love:

1. Affirm someone
2. Send an encouraging message
3. Talk to the shy/new person
4. Explain the difficult maths concept to your classmate who doesn’t understand it yet #DontLusCalculus
5. Share your lunch with someone
6. Gently call out your friend when they are straying (yes that’s love too #biggerpicture)
7. Pray for your friends
8. Pray with your friends
9. Really listen to people (this one is hard for me)
10. Forgive and let go (more about that in the next #faithworks post)

What would you add to this list? How are you going to show kindness today?

#faithworks
#TiffanyH

Jesus loves us

Read Luke 7:36-50 (http://bit.ly/2LnCJqZ)

These verses tell the story of a woman with a past (a sinner), who pours a jar of perfume over Jesus’ feet, wetting his feet with her tears and wiping them with her hair. Everyone else judged her – for her past as well as for her actions that day.

Everyone except Jesus.

Jesus has not changed. He still sees people beyond their mistakes; He sees through the masks we put on for the world. Jesus sees our innermost beings, the real us, where we are made in the image of God. And Jesus loves us.

#Godsviewofyou
#kymeb