Heartache

My heart aches when my friends suffer. At times, I'd rather take it on for them than see them in pain and anguish. Yet, is this proper thinking? Yes, we are called to bear one another's burdens. But, the burden-bearing is not of "I'm taking this one completely off of your shoulders," rather, it is … Continue reading Heartache

Countenance

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” Proverbs 15:13 Have you ever noticed that you can “see” emotions and thoughts on people? In their eyes, on their face, we can see hope, life, excitement, love, contentment and peace. Or, we can see discouragement, frustration, unhappiness, anger, … Continue reading Countenance

Community

How important is community? Friends? Family? I consulted Wikipedia. "The term community has two distinct commutative meanings: 1) Community can refer to a usually small, social unit of any size that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and 2) in biology, a community is a group … Continue reading Community