Kindness – Do Something Great That Costs You Nothing

Jelly Beans

Our church recently held a major Easter outreach. My self-appointed job was taking a large bag of candy and greeting people as they made their way across the parking lot.

As a family with two young girls decked out in their finest Easter dresses approached me, I knelt down to talk with the girls about the event. I told them my job was pre-candy. I was giving everyone a piece of candy to hold them over until they entered the event. A fun job to have!

They thanked me and as they walked away I heard one of the girls say, “Daddy, why was he so nice?” (Nailed it!)

Her words made me smile, but also convicted me. Why don’t we take more opportunities to be nice?

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God’s Blessings Are Hard To See With Gum Stuck In Your Hair!

Girl Blowing Gum - Blessings

God’s blessings are hard to see when you wake up with gum stuck in your hair! That’s (kind of) how the book, Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, begins!

Have you ever had a day when it seemed like even your dog hates you?

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Who Can Resist Being Enticed By Really Good Pizza?

A Brick Oven For Making Pizza

What entices you? Our world makes its living by enticing us through one of our five senses. It’s not difficult to entice us!

Downtown Springfield has several specialty pizzerias. In the evening the smell of pizzas baking in the brick ovens is impossible to resist. 

Many enticements are harmless, after all pizza is the ultimate food – bread, milk, meat and vegetable group all in one!

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