Charity Endures All Things

This is the last post in my "Year of Charity." It's appropriate that the year ends with us studying "Charity Endures All Things." I have thought deeply about what it means to endure all things and how endurance relates to charity. We endure hardship, persecution, and trials for the glory of God, but they will only be for His glory if we endure them well. Jesus endured unspeakable pain and anguish...
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Charity Endures All Things

This month in my "Year of Charity," I would like to explore "Charity endureth all things." What does it mean to endure, and how does that relate to love? Endure means to bear without resistance or with patience. Patience is definitely an aspect of love, but I think there is more to endurance than patience. We hear phrases like "Endure it well," or "Endure with grace," or "Endure to the end." This...
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More Amish Christmas Miracles Is Here!

It's release day for More Amish Christmas Miracles! Ten heartwarming Christmas stories by ten of your favorite Amish authors! You can purchase it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Join us for a Facebook Release Party tonight, Nov. 9 at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Discover more miracles in Amish country! Curl up in front of the fire, wrap yourself in a fluffy blanket, and treat yourself to this collection of...
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Charity Believes All Things

Of all the aspects of charity, "Believeth all things" has always been one of the hardest for me to understand. Isn't someone who believes all things just a little gullible? I mean, if you believe everything you hear, you might end up owning a nonexistent bridge in Arizona or buying a car that breaks down two days after you get it. So what does "Charity believeth all things" mean? This month I...
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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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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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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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Let Not the Sun Go Down upon Your Anger

This month in my "Year of Charity," I have been studying "Charity is not easily provoked." Do you ever feel like when you're looking for specific answers, God puts things in your path? I have felt that way a couple of times this month as I have been pondering anger. There is a certain person in my life whom I love very much, but for many years, she has been someone who seems to always be able to...
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