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Matthew 9:36

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.Matthew 9:36 ESV Please join me this week in praying for compassion. Let’s pray that we show compassion to everyone we meet and that each one of them shows compassion to everyone they meet, and …

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Psalm 78:38

When He slew them, then they sought Him;And they returned and sought earnestly for God.Then they remembered that God was their rock,And the Most High God their Redeemer.Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth,And they lied to Him with their tongue;For their heart was not steadfast with Him,Nor were they faithful in His covenant.But He, …

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Compassion Fatigue

I typed #compassion for my previous Instagram post and was surprised to see #compassionfatigue pop up as a suggestion with 27,272 posts! I had to check out what it was all about. It’s about caregiving; giving so much of yourself that there’s no you left. I understand that. I’ve been a caregiver and I’ve been …

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King of the Road

I’m that car–the one who’s stuck behind the vehicle going ten miles an hour under the speed limit with everyone behind me passing on the left (and sometimes on the right) so there’s never an opening for me to break free. I’m also that car–the one you see driving down the road with another vehicle …

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1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV Please join me this week in praying …

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The Great Physician

People are crying out for help and there’s no one to hear them. Whether it’s because the healthcare system is at full capacity and its employees are burned out, or if it’s a side-effect of the pandemic which may or may not go away, I don’t know. All I know is that it’s difficult for …

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Good Luck To You

A week and a half ago, I took an unexpected trip to Mississippi to see my daughter. The trip was a learning experience that opened my eyes to several specific things that are wrong with the world today. I believe they all fall under the heading of “compassion,” or rather, “lack of compassion.” We’ll see …

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A Pastor’s Job Description

I’ve read and re-read the passage below and am just amazed, although I shouldn’t be, how much this sounds like the present times even though it was written somewhere between A.D. 64 and 65. It makes me appreciate even more the burden that our Pastors bear. See if you can eliminate some of his burdens …

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Our Overseers

According to Prayer Assist, the “Top 5 Difficulties Pastors Face Today” are:▪ Loneliness▪ Stress▪ Feelings of Inadequacy▪ Depression▪ Spiritual Warfare How can we help our Pastors in these areas? The first thing that comes to mind is prayer. We should be praying for our Pastors constantly. They are called to oversee their flock. They counsel …

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Pastor Appreciation

Yesterday was Pastor Appreciation Day, and October is Pastor Appreciation Month. If you’re not sure what to do or pray for your Pastor, you’re in luck, because that’s what we’re going to talk about this week. Text DisciplesPray to 844-507-4901 to get a daily prayer prompt this month. Day 1 said:“Pray that your pastor experiences …

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