Mercy Begets Mercy

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I love reading and writing. Because words affect me so deeply, I know how much they can heal or hurt. So I used to be very judgmental toward people who were careless—and thus, hurtful—with their words.

Stop Trivializing Favoritism

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Growing up as the middle child, I always felt that my parents favored my brothers. I wasn’t as good as they were in both my studies and swimming, and I would feel pangs of jealousy whenever my parents praised my brothers for their achievements and gave them first pick of the food and presents.

Do We Favor the Rich?

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In the finance industry where I work, most dream to be rich. Most would therefore prioritize serving the rich over serving the poor because richer clients have more investable assets and can generate more revenue for the firm.

Do We Play Favorites?

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Although some 2,000 years have passed since James penned these words to his fellow Jewish believers, they still ring true for us today. We are guilty of judging others by what we see on the outside and playing favorites—more often than we realize.

A Quick Summary Of James 1:16-27

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How has your reading of James been this week? What have you learned? Here's a quick reminder of this week's key truths.

It's About Both Speech And Deeds

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At some point in our lives, we have all said something we wish we hadn’t. For some of us, this has happened more often than we’d like to admit. It could be something as embarrassing as uttering a social faux pas, or something as hurtful as lashing out against a friend or loved one.

Is Knowing the Same As Doing?

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We often say (or hear) that we want to know God’s will for our lives. But how often do we think about doing God’s will? Is knowing the same as doing?

Quick, Slow, Slow

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As a journalist, I work in a hectic, fast-paced, and stressful environment. Lately, I’ve found myself growing resentful of my work, complaining often to others about how overwhelming it is, and feeling bitter about my heavy workload.

Do Temptations Come from God?

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Two weeks after Christmas, I excitedly ripped open a letter from my mom and chuckled when I found a neatly handwritten thank-you note inside. She had always reminded me about the importance of good manners, and it felt like her note was a genuine thank-you as well as a subtle reminder to send my own Christmas notes.