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Do You Know   Leave a comment


For some reason this week I have had this song going through my head.  So I thought I would share it, maybe someone out there needs to hear it.

Have a great, musical Friday!

Posted June 19, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Compassion   Leave a comment


Image provided by compassionfayetteville.wordpress.com

Image provided by compassionfayetteville.wordpress.com

Over this past weekend I had the privilege of watching some young adults demonstrate compassion for others.  I watched as they helped guide a person and ensure that the individual felt a part of what they were doing.  They demonstrated patience and understanding.  They provided support and encouragement.  They mentored the individual so that the person had confidence.  This was truly a role model for other youth and many adults.

Compassion is one item which the world seems to be lacking in serious ways. There appears to me to be a great abundance of violence and hatred in the world.  This is definitely not a new situation.  Humans seem to have always leaned more toward the violent side than the compassionate side.  Some would argue that this was evident in one of the earliest accounts of humans known as the Cain and Abel story.

As a person of faith, I find that Jesus definitely showed great compassion.  Jesus even reminded all humans of the great need for compassion when he said:

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

(Matthew 25:34-40, NIV)

May we all learn from others who demonstrate compassion.  I was reminded of it through the actions of some young adults.

Posted May 19, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Leaning   Leave a comment


I know that it is not Friday but I felt that today called for a music video any way.  I have had some recent conversations which has reminded me of the importance of identifying individuals in life who can be there during difficult times.  There are a few people who I know are going through such times right now.  So I want to remind us all that one of the greatest gifts that we can be given is to have other people in our lives to lean on.

We all need somebody to lean on!

Posted April 21, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Amazing   Leave a comment


This seemed like an appropriate song for Good Friday:

Posted April 3, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Who Raises You Up?   Leave a comment


Today, I ran across this song and decided to share it with you:

Posted March 20, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas and Vacation   Leave a comment


As I prepare to go on vacation, I wanted to wish all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I want to leave you with a reminder about what the focus of Christmas should be for us.

I will see you in 2015.

Posted December 24, 2014 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized

Releasing Burdens   Leave a comment


As I reflected back on this week, or maybe weeks, this song came to my mind.  It is important to just keep moving down the road.

Posted October 24, 2014 by thoughtfulbeliever in Uncategorized