Category Archives: Love

Are We of the Truth?

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
1 John 3:16‭-‬24 NASB1995

Midwest and South Tornado Response

Today I’m donating to Send Relief as they are on the ground responding to the needs of those devastated as tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest and South, causing major damage and tragic loss of life in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri.

Send Relief is working in coordination with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams, who were among the first on the ground to begin assessing damage and meeting critical needs. I trust this organization because members of my local church are part of these trained response teams.

Pray for the people impacted by this deadly storm. Along with the loss of life, the tornado damaged homes, businesses, and churches, and caused power outages in some of the hardest hit areas.

Send Relief is supporting SBDR volunteers as they begin to provide temporary roofing, clean up debris and serve food and water to people in need.

Our gifts to the North America Crisis Response Fund are vital to these relief efforts.

Use this link to the Send Relied website to learn more and donate.

Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday let me encourage you to be generous.

I once heard a quote that said: “if God can get it through you, He’ll give it to you.” Basically it means if you are generous then God will give you more to give.

Now, I’m not sure how theologically accurate the saying is, but I live by it. Generosity is love, and we are commanded to love one another. And that doesn’t mean buying big expensive Christmas gifts for entitled family. It means care and concern for the needs of your neighbors.

If you need a good researched organization to give to today, please consider Send Relief on Giving Tuesday.

Send Relief Gift Catalog – Love Through Giving

It’s a yearly tradition in our home to give the gift of sustainable resources to those in need during the holidays, either through Send Relief (formerly BGR) and Samaritan’s Purse.

Take time today and send a love gift of life giving resources and change lives.