Charity Beareth All Things

What does it mean in the scriptures when it says, "Charity beareth all things"? I think it takes great faith to trust in the Lord despite the bad things that happen to us, despite pain, discouragement, suffering, or persecution. But I think Paul is telling us that it also takes great love to to trust in God's plan for us when we can't see where He plans to take us. I'm not sure what this means,...
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What Does It Mean to Rejoice in Truth

This month in my “Year of Charity,” I am studying “Charity rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.” What does “iniquity” mean? And “rejoice”? I looked both up in the dictionary just to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. Iniquity: Immoral or grossly unfair behavior Rejoice: To feel joy or great delight In the wider world, we see people “rejoicing in iniquity”...
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Nothing Says Summer Like Lemonade!

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a lemonade themed bridal shower for a friend of mine. I had so much fun decorating and trying out lemonade recipes, I wanted to share it with you! Here are the lemonade recipes. I've also attached the .pdf file if you want to download them. I loved all of them. I can't decide if the mango or the strawberry was my favorite. lemonade recipes
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Charity Rejoices in the Truth

This month in my "Year of Charity," I want to explore "Charity rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth." At first glance, it wouldn't seem that these concepts are intricately connected with love, but this month I would like to think about where truth and righteousness fit into love, because I believe true love cannot be separated from righteousness. I hope you'll share your thoughts...
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What Does It Mean to Think No Evil?

This month in our "Year of Charity" we have been exploring the concept of "Charity thinketh no evil." There are so many things I want to say about this topic, but I'm going to just explore one aspect of this idea. One of my favorite books is Bonds That Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner. In the book, Dr. Warner recounts a parable from Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard: "Imagine, he says, two...
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Linda Eicher’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the Amish Quiltmaker's Unruly In-law, Ben Kiem is trying to quit smoking, and Linda Eicher wants to help him. She thinks of a lot of different ways to distract him. She takes him hiking and canoeing and swimming. One day, she decides that baking cookies would be a fun activity. Little does Ben know that baking together is a great way to fall in love. This is Linda's favorite recipe--and mine...
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Charity Thinketh No Evil

This month as a part of my “Year of Charity,” I’m exploring “Charity thinketh no evil.” Here are a couple of things I want to consider this month. To me, not thinking evil means wanting the best outcome for all people. In other words, do we ever secretly rejoice when something bad happens to someone we don’t like or someone who has hurt us? Of course, people will suffer the...
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