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Apply It

This page features resources and tools for applying compassion and kindness to our personal lives and communities.

Prejudice Dies Hard

There were two occasions when Jesus fed a large multitude of people. The first was near Bethsaida on a remote hillside where a crowd of …

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The Pain Stops Here

Does your church relieve pain, or cause it? Most people would never think of intentionally causing others pain, yet, sometimes they say and do things …

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Taming the Tongue

I can say this because I’m a woman. Sometimes we misuse our tongues. We criticize. We judge. And we gossip about what we criticize and …

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Love Your Enemy

My bedtime is 9:30 p.m. I go to bed that early so that I am able to wake up by 5:30 a.m. and exercise. Every …

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Words Like Honey

“Why would I want to catch flies?” I asked. “And why would I ever want them around my honey?!” My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Winthrop …

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I Feel Your Pain

Julie Ruth Hartley writes the following: Two teenagers were killed in a car accident in our small town. Since they were best friends, their parents …

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Pathways to Kindness

Just this last week the Los Angeles Convention Center was flooded with Pathways of Kindness. The Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsored a three-day “Pathways to Health” …

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The Eleventh Commandment

Make your church a magnet for people with The Eleventh Commandment   Have you noticed how increasingly difficult it is to be civil, let alone compassionate? In …

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