Why You Should Give Up On Your Marriage | The Strange Thing That Happened The Day I Decided To Give Up On My Marriage

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Why You Should Give Up On Your Marriage | The Strange Thing That Happened The Day I Decided To Give Up On My Marriage.



Today, I asked a little girl, “What is love?”She responded, “Love is not giving up on someone even when you want to.” Her wisdom, stunned me. See, first, I didn’t expect such an insightful response from a child and secondly, today, I was thinking of leaving my wife and giving up on my marriage.


After years of feeling unloved, disrespected and unappreciated, today, I just felt like hanging up my gloves. The unrequited love and one sided affection had finally gotten to me.
I was exhausted from giving my all and getting nothing back.My marriage felt like an empty shell. Most days I couldn’t recognize the woman beside me. She rarely ever spoke to me. Preferring the company of her friends over me. And when I tried speaking to her, most times it felt like she was deaf.



Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise Matthew 21_16 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image
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After years of endless fights, arguments and a situation that felt like it would never improve, I was ready to hang up my boots and throw in the towel. I just felt weary, exhausted and burdened.


But on my way home today, rehearsing the speech I was going to give my wife, and making plans about what to do next etc, I chose to stop by the park to meditate and just spend time with my thoughts. At the park, with the sun out, after days of endless rain, I met a beautiful little girl playing.
I decided to chat her up since I had the time. And at the end of our short tit a tat, is when I asked her the big question, “What is love?”
Her response, “Love is not giving up on someone even when you want to,” sounded like a message from Jesus to me.


Indeed this scripture is true:
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise?” Matthew 21:16


I thought long and hard about her answer. As I was thinking, something strange started happening. My previously hardened heart, due to the pain I had gone through over the years started to soften.
I started remembering that I had promised to be with my wife for eternity. We were going to heaven together. We were going to do life together. And yet somewhere in the middle of the journey I wanted out?



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Thinking further about my dilemma, I realized this was a challenge too big for me to handle. I couldn’t change my wife. Lord knows I had tried for years. But then I also remembered that there was someone bigger and greater than me. Jesus Christ! I remembered that Jesus changes people. Jesus is the greatest behavioral therapist of all time. So, instead of trying to change my wife, me or my marriage, I figured I might just as well try giving the challenge to Jesus.


Yes, I was giving up on my marriage. But I was giving up my marriage to Jesus. Yes, I was finally throwing in the towel. I was finally allowing him to take charge, allowing him to lead the way. Allowing him to teach me and my wife what marriage was all about.



Take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves Matthew 11_29 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image


And so, while I sat in the park, still wowed by the insightfulness of this little angel, I decided to say a prayer. I decided to surrender and give up my marriage to Jesus and that is when another strange thing happened.
After my rather short prayer, I didn’t feel like leaving my wife anymore. Suddenly hope started bubbling in my heart that was once full of despair. Jesus was going to take care of my marriage, me and wife.


As I kept contemplating on these strange occurrences, thoughts and feelings, the deep, gnawing wounds in my heart started healing. The exhaustion and weariness I had felt for years started lifting. Suddenly these words came alive.



“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30



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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love

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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love.


That year, my boyfriend had forgotten my birthday.
I didn’t take it as a big deal since I wasn’t exactly the party, celebration kind of girl. Plus, I rarely celebrated the day myself unless someone else decided to do it on my behalf. Most years, it just went by like any other day unless someone surprised me like happened that particular year.


I was therefore shocked when I got a call from a friend telling me, “When you are in town, please give me a call, I have something that has your name on it and belongs to you.”


When I eventually got to town, my friend had a package with a number of goodies and among them was the biggest, most expensive looking box of Chocolates I had ever seen in my life!


I looked at the box very surprised and speechless. He looked at me, not sure whether I was happy or not. So he went on to explain further, “I didn’t know what to get you. I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn’t ask whether you like chocolates or not. I hope you love them”


I then told him, ‘It’s not that. I’m just really deeply moved right now. That is why I’m speechless.’


He prodded me, “Go ahead and open the box. These are really delicious chocolates. Plus they are rare to find in these parts. I know you will love them.”


I told him, “No! I will open them later, when I’m home and settled. I want to savor them. Slowly and patiently.”


But something deeply intrigued me. So I asked him, ‘Why did you get me all this?’ He then proceeded to tell me, “Simply because I think you deserve this and much more.” I wasn’t very convinced, so I asked him, “Really? Is it not because it was my birthday a few days ago?”


He told me, “It was your birthday? Why didn’t you tell me? I didn’t know.”


I looked at him speechless and with my eyes a little misty. I don’t know if he saw the pain and untold stories in my eyes that day, but he went on to say, “You deserve every beautiful thing in this world.”


I just looked at him quietly. Deeply moved and speechless. I didn’t know what to tell him. But in my mind I kept thinking, ‘Wow! Wow! God still does create them like this! God you still make them this way, there is Hope for humanity after all.”


That day, as I meditated on the events that had happened, the word, Kindness took on a whole new meaning.
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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1 Corinthians 13:4


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Jesus Loves You Written In Different Languages And Dialects

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Jesus Loves You Written In Different Languages And Dialects.


Afrikaans

Jesus is lief vir jou
 
Jesus Loves You

Albanian

Jezusi te do
 
Jesus Loves You

Amharic

እየሱስ ይወድሃል

iyesusi yiwedihali

Jesus Loves You

Arabic

المسيح يحبك

almasih yuhabik

Jesus Loves You

Armenian

Հիսուսը սիրում է քեզ

Hisusy sirum e k’ez

Jesus Loves You

Azerbaijani

Isa səni sevir

Jesus Loves You

Bangla

যীশু আপনাকে ভালবাসে

Yīśu āpanākē bhālabāsē

Jesus Loves You

Basque

Jesusek maite zaitu

Jesus Loves You

Belarusian

Езус любіць вас

Jezus liubić vas

Jesus Loves You

Bosnian

Isus te voli

Jesus Loves You

Bulgarian

Господ те обича

Gospod te obicha

Jesus Loves You

Burmese

ယရှေုသညျသငျခစျြ

y shayu s nyya s ngya hk hcyaya

Jesus Loves You

Catalan

Jesús t’estima

Jesus Loves You

Cebuano

Gihigugma Ka ni Jesus

Jesus Loves You

Chinese

耶稣爱你

Yēsū ài nǐ

Jesus Loves You

Corsican

U Ghjesù ùn Amore

Jesus Loves You

Croatian

Isus te voli

Jesus Loves You

Czech

Ježíš tě miluje

Jesus Loves You

Danish

Jesus elsker dig

Jesus Loves You

Dutch

Jezus houdt van je

Jesus Loves You

Esperanto

Jesuo amas vin

Jesus Loves You

Estonian

Jeesus armastab sind

Jesus Loves You

Filipino

Mahal ka ni Hesus

Jesus Loves You

Finnish

Jeesus rakastaa sinua

Jesus Loves You

French

Jésus t’aime

Jesus Loves You

Galician

Xesús encántache

Jesus Loves You

German

Jesus liebt dich

Jesus Loves You

Georgian

Იესოს უყვარხარ

Იesos uq’varkhar

Jesus Loves You

Greek

Ο Ιησούς σε αγαπάει

O Iisoús se agapáei

Jesus Loves You

Gujarati

જીસસ તમને ચાહે છે

Jīsasa tamanē cāhē chē

Jesus Loves You

Haitian Creole

Jezi renmen ou

Jesus Loves You

Hausa

Yesu Yana aunarka

Jesus Loves You

Hawaiian

Alohaʻo Iesu iāʻoe

Jesus Loves You

Hebrew

ישו אוהב אותך

Jesus Loves You

Hindi

यीशु तुम्हें प्यार करता है

yeeshu tumhen pyaar karata hai

Jesus Loves You

Hmong

Yexus Hlub Koj

Jesus Loves You

Hungarian

Jézus szeret téged

Jesus Loves You

Igbo

Jizọs Hụrụ Gị n’Anya

Jesus Loves You

Icelandic

Jesús elskar þig

Jesus Loves You

Indonesian

Yesus Mencintaimu

Jesus Loves You

Irish

Tá grá ag Íosa dhuit

Jesus Loves You

Italian

Gesù ti ama

Jesus Loves You

Japanese

イエス・キリストはあなたを愛して

Iesu Kirisuto wa anata o aishite

Jesus Loves You

Javanese

Yesus tresna sampeyan

Jesus Loves You

Kannada

ಏಸು ನಿಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ

Ēsu nim’mannu prītisuttāre

Jesus Loves You

Kazakh

Иса сені жақсы көреді

Ïsa seni jaqsı köredi

Jesus Loves You

Khmer

ព្រះយេស៊ូវ​ស្រឡាញ់​អ្នក

preahyesaouv​ sraleanh​ anak

Jesus Loves You

Korean

예수님은 당신을 사랑합니다

yesunim-eun dangsin-eul salanghabnida

Jesus Loves You

Kurdish

Îsa hez dikî

Jesus Loves You

Kyrgyz

Ыйса сени сүйөт

Iysa seni süyöt

Jesus Loves You

Lao

ພຣະເຢຊູຮັກທ່ານ

phra yesu hak than

Jesus Loves You

Latin

Iesus tu Amores

Jesus Loves You

Latvian

Jēzus tevi mīl

Jesus Loves You

Lithuanian

Jėzus myli tave

Jesus Loves You

Luxembourgish

De Jesus Loves You

Jesus Loves You

Macedonian

Исус те сака

Isus te saka

Jesus Loves You

Malagasy

Jesosy tia anao

Jesus Loves You

Malay

Yesus mengasihi awak

Jesus Loves You

Malayalam

ക്രിസ്തു നിങ്ങളെ സ്നേഹിക്കുന്നു

kristu niṅṅaḷe snēhikkunnu

Jesus Loves You

Maltese

Ġesù Iħobbek

Jesus Loves You

Maori

Te here nei Iesu ia oe

Jesus Loves You

Marathi

येशू आपल्याला प्रिय आहे

Yēśū āpalyālā priya āhē

Jesus Loves You

Mongolian

Есүс чамд хайртай

Yesüs chamd khairtai

Jesus Loves You

Nepali

येशूले तपाईंलाई प्रेम गर्नुहुन्छ

Yēśūlē tapā’īnlā’ī prēma garnuhuncha

Jesus Loves You

Norwegian

Jesus elsker deg

Jesus Loves You

Nyanja

Yesu Amakukondani

Jesus Loves You

Pashto

عیسی له تاسو سره مینه لري

Jesus Loves You

Persian

عیسی شما را دوست دارد

Jesus Loves You

Polish

Jezus Cię kocha

Jesus Loves You

Portuguese

Jesus te ama

Jesus Loves You

Punjabi

ਯਿਸੂ ਨੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕੀਤਾ

Yisū nē tuhānū pi’āra kītā

Jesus Loves You

Romanian

Isus te iubeste

Jesus Loves You

Russian

Иисус любит тебя

Iisus lyubit tebya

Jesus Loves You

Samoan

Alofa Iesu ia te Oe

Jesus Loves You

Scottish Gaelic

Tha Iosa ga ghràdh

Jesus Loves You

Serbian

Исус те воли

Isus te voli

Jesus Loves You

Shona

Jesu Anokuda Iwe

Jesus Loves You

Sindhi

يسوع توهان سان پيار ڪندو آهي

Jesus Loves You

Sinhala

ජේසු ඔබට ආදරෙයි

jēsu obaṭa ādareyi

Jesus Loves You

Slovak

Ježiš ťa miluje

Jesus Loves You

Slovenian

Jezus te ima rad

Jesus Loves You

Somali

Ciise wuxuu kuugu jecel yahay

Jesus Loves You

Southern Sotho

Jesu oa U rata

Jesus Loves You

Spanish

Jesús te ama

Jesus Loves You

Sundanese

Yesus mikanyaah Anjeun

Jesus Loves You

Swahili

Yesu anakupenda

Jesus Loves You

Swedish

Jesus älskar dig

Jesus Loves You

Tajik

Исо шуморо дӯст медорад

Iso şumoro dūst medorad

Jesus Loves You

Tamil

இயேசு உன்னை நேசிக்கிறார்

Iyēcu uṉṉai nēcikkiṟār

Jesus Loves You

Telugu

యేసు మిమ్మల్ని ప్రేమిస్తాడు

Yēsu mim’malni prēmistāḍu

Jesus Loves You

Thai

พระเยซูรักคุณ

Phra yesū rạk khuṇ

Jesus Loves You

Turkish

İsa seni seviyor

Jesus Loves You

Ukrainian

Ісус любить тебе

Isus lyubytʹ tebe

Jesus Loves You

Urdu

حضرت عیسی آپ سے محبت کرتے ہیں

Jesus Loves You

Uzbek

Iso sizni sevadi

Jesus Loves You

Vietnamese

Jesus yêu bạn

Jesus Loves You

Welsh

Mae Iesu’n Caru Chi

Jesus Loves You

Western Frisian

Jezus jout Jo

Jesus Loves You

Xhosa

UYesu Uyakuthanda

Jesus Loves You

Yiddish

יאָשקע ליב איר

yoshke lib ir

Jesus Loves You

Yoruba

Jesu Fẹràn Rẹ

Jesus Loves You

Zulu

UJesu Uyakuthanda

Jesus Loves You


“No, in all these things we are more than victorious
through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that not even death or life,
angels or rulers,
things present or things to come, hostile powers,
39 height or depth, or any other created thing
will have the power to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” 

Romans 8:37-39


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 

John 3:16-17


Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

1 John 4:7-10



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Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

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Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ.


What is God’s mercy?

So, to me, mercy is a “love that responds to human need in an unexpected or unmerited way.” At its core, mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God’s love for sinners – that is, for all of us. But the Bible also relates mercy to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness.

The Conversation 

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:4-10

What does it mean to have mercy?

Compassion leads you to have mercy, which is like forgiveness. … This is a quality that has to do with compassion, forgiveness, and leniency. If convicted of a crime, you might plead for the judge’s mercy, meaning a lesser punishment. When people say “May God have mercy on me!” they’re asking for forgiveness.

Vocabulary 

What are the spiritual works of mercy?

To instruct the ignorant. This work of mercy means all of us are called to share and teach the faith passed on to us. …
To counsel the doubtful. …
To admonish the sinner. …
To bear wrongs patiently. …
To forgive offenses willingly. …
To comfort the afflicted. …
To pray for the living and the dead.

Daily World 

What is difference between grace and mercy?

Grace: (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. … There was nothing we could do to earn this salvation yourselves. Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

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What is the difference between mercy and forgiveness?

Forgiveness and mercy are regarded as virtues in many moral and religious traditions, although different traditions will emphasize different aspects. …Forgiveness involves the overcoming of anger and resentment, and mercy involves the withholding of harsh treatment that one has a right to inflict.

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What does the name Mercy mean?

Origin of the name Mercy: Taken from mercy (compassion, forgiveness, pity), which is derived from the Latin merces (payment, reward). The name was popular among the Puritans in the 16th and 17th centuries but is now less common.

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What are the Acts of Mercy?

To feed the hungry.
To give water to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To shelter the homeless.
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive.
To bury the dead.

Wikipedia 

What does no mercy mean?

Use the adjective merciless to describe someone who acts in a cruel, heartless way. You could accuse your rabbit-hunting brother of being merciless. Merciless is the antonym, or opposite, of “merciful.” If a person shows no mercy or pity, she is merciless.

Vocabulary 

Who is a merciful person?

Use the adjective merciful to describe someone who has compassion for other people, especially when he is in a position to punish them or treat them harshly. … Forgiving someone or relieving a person’s pain are both merciful acts.

Vocabulary 

Who is Divine Mercy?

The Divine Mercy of Jesus, also known as the Divine Mercy, is a Roman Catholic devotions to Jesus Christ associated with the reputed apparitions of Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska.

Wikipedia

What is the game mercy?

Mercy (game) … The game is played by two players who grasp each other’s hands (with interlocked fingers). The aim is to twist the opponents hands or bend the fingers until the opponent surrenders.

Wikipedia 

What is justice and mercy?

Mercy means having compassion or giving forgiveness towards someone who one has the power to punish. It forebears punishing even when justice demands it.

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What does the Mercy Seat represent?

According to the Hebrew Bible, the mercy seat (Hebrew: הַכַּפֹּֽרֶת‬ ha-kappōreṯ) was the gold lid with two cherubim beaten out of the ends of it to cover and create the space into which God would appear. This gold cover was placed on the Ark of the Covenant.

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What is the Divine Mercy prayer for?

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, also called the Divine Mercy Chaplet, is a Christian devotion to the Divine Mercy, based on the Christological apparitions of Jesus reported by Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938), known as “the Apostle ofMercy.”

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What is the image of Divine Mercy?

The Divine Mercy image is a depiction of Jesus based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska. Jesus is shown in most versions as raising his right hand in blessing, and pointing with his left hand on his chest from which flow forth two rays: one red and one white (translucent).

Wikipedia

What is the Feast of Divine Mercy?

Divine Mercy Sunday (also known as the Feast of the Divine Mercy) is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, the Octave Day of Easter. The feast day is observed by Roman Catholic as well as some Anglicans.

Wikipedia 

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Questions And Answers About Kindness – A Quality Of Love

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Questions And Answers About Kindness – A Quality Of Love.


What does it mean to have kindness?

The noun kindness can be used for a kind act or to describe someone’s temperament. You might say of someone that her kindness is quite genuine, or on the other hand she fakes kindness to get what she wants.

Vocabulary 

What day is National Kindness Day?

Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness”. Likewise, on Kindness Day everyone is encouraged to make a similar declaration.

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Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

How can we show kindness to others?

Smile and say “hello” or “good morning” to a stranger walking down the street. …
Pay for the person’s coffee behind you. …
Leave a sweet note for someone you love. …
Let another driver merge into your lane – with a smile on your face. …
Pass along a wonderful book you’ve finished reading. …
Bring a meal to new parents.

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What are the effects of kindness?

1) Kindness Makes us Happier. When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. …
2) Kindness Is Good for the Heart. Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. …
3) Kindness Slows Ageing. …
4) Kindness Improves Relationships. …
5) Kindness is Contagious.

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How do you practice kindness?

Ask your roommate or neighbor how they’re doing. …
Smile at a cashier or vendor. …
Tip at least 20%. …
Compliment yourself! …
Offer a friend an ear just to listen. …
Move to the side. …
Let someone go ahead of you. …
Use your cellphone considerately.

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How can I be kind to everyone?

Care for others genuinely. …
Don’t be kind for the sake of getting what you want. …
Be kind to yourself. …
Learn kindness from others. …
Cultivate kindness for the good of your own health. …
Make a habit of focusing on kindness. …
Be kind to everyone, not just people “in need”. …
Minimize judgment.

WikiHow

What is an act of kindness?

What is an Act of Kindness? An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something – our fellow humans, the animal kingdom, and the kingdom of nature. Kind words and deeds come from a state of benevolence, generated by a core response deep within all of us.

Kindness 

What does kindness mean to you?

Kindness to me is treating friendship positively at challenging times, for being who the person is and not despite being who the person is. Kindness to me is helping a person without losing one’s true self to negativity. If yes, then not too long.Kindness to me is being honest, firm and gentle when challenged.

Kind Spring 

Can kindness change the world?

Kindness is the best medicine, and being generous can change the world. “One act of kindness towards one human being changes the world. Because to change the world all we have to do is change one life,” says host of the Netflix series TheKindness Diaries, author, and kindness expert Leon Logothetis.

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Where does the word kindness come from?

Origin of the wordKindness comes from the Old English word ‘kyndnes’ meaning ‘nation’ or ‘produce, increase’. The word is further derived from the Middle Englishword ‘kindenes’ meaning ‘noble deeds’ or ‘courtesy’. The first recorded use of theword kindness was in the 14th century.

Macmillan Dictionary  

Is kindness a virtue?

Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for others. It is considered a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). …Kindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues.

Wikipedia 

When did Random Acts of Kindness Day start?

Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.

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Where did random acts of kindness start?

It all started in a Sausalito, California, restaurant in 1982 when Anne Herbert scrawled the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat.

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What are some random acts of kindness?

Leave money on a vending machine for someone.
Bake cookies for the elderly.
Serve at a homeless shelter.
Do a 5k for a good cause.
Help at a veterinarian office.
Pick up litter on the beach.
Let someone go in front of you in line.
Give a stranger a compliment.

Natural Beach Living 

How is kindness spread in schools?

Write a ‘thank you’ letter to your teacher. …
Work extra hard this week. …
Volunteer to help clean a classroom or do another chore around school. …
Make a big card for your teacher. …
Pay attention in class. …
Smile. …
Surprise your teachers with a delicious treat! …
Make a positive sign to hang on a door at school.

Parent Tool Kit 

How do you be kind to yourself?

Carve Out Some Time For Yourself. Every day carve out some time for yourself and do something that brings you joy. …
Give Yourself Recognition. …
Cultivate Your Inner Advocate. …
Forgive Yourself. …
Take Good Care of Yourself. …
Respect Yourself. …
Treat Yourself. …
Soothe Yourself.

Daring To Live Fully 

How do I stop being mean spirited?

Imagine how the person you’re with feels or thinks. …
Pause before you react. …
Avoid bringing history into arguments. …
Perform random acts of kindness for no reason. …
Learn to be wrong, lose arguments and walk away. …
Talk to a counselor or therapist.

Live Strong

Is kindness a personality trait?

The character traits for this month are CARIN G/KINDNESS and EMPATHY. Caring/Kindness means to show interest and concern for others – to be friendly and considerate. Empathy is understanding and caring about another person’s thoughts and feelings.

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How do you spread kindness?

Make someone’s day. As children, our parents tell us to make up for misbehaving by doing something nice for someone. …
Act generously. …
Be nice, the right way. …
Respond with kindness. …
Spread positivity. …
Give back. …
Practice self-kindness.

Success 

Why Kindness Is Good for Your Health?

Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone oxytocin in the brain and throughout the body. … This reduces blood pressure, and therefore oxytocin is known as a “cardio-protective” hormone because it protects the heart (by lowering blood pressure).

Huffington Post 

What is the kindness project?

About the Kindness Project. … Kindness Project cards have been used around the world to perform random acts of kindness in memory of a child, parent, friend, or spouse who died before their time. The idea is to perform random acts of, usually anonymous, acts of kindness in your community.

Miss Foundation 

What is a kindness card?

Kindness Card is something you can give to the recipient of your kindness. The back of this business-sized card includes a list of various kind acts, to help give the person some ideas of things they can do to be kind and pass it on.

Spread Kindness 

What are kindness rocks?

The Kindness Rocks Project encourages people to create inspirational rocks and leave them for others to find. … That’s the idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project, a pay-it-forward service project created by life coach Megan Murphy in hopes of sparking joy in people’s everyday lives.

Scary Mommy 

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God’s Love Is A Holistic Covering Over Your Heart, Body, Soul, Spirit And Mind.

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God’s Love Is A Holistic Covering Over Your Heart, Body, Soul, Spirit And Mind.

Below are awesome bible scriptures to remind you that God’s love is a great covering over our whole being.

God doesn’t love just one part of you. He loves everything about you. You are precious and deeply cherished.

So, anytime you are going through a difficult patch in life or you are feeling unloved, just remember God loves all of you, all the time and for ever.

God’s love over your Heart:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

God’s love over your Body:

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said,

Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 26:26-28

God’s love over your Soul:

Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.

Psalms 62:5-6

God’s love over your Spirit:

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 14:26

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

God’s love over your Mind:

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.

Luke 12:29-30

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

God’s love over our Soul, Spirit, Body, Mind and Heart:

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

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It Is Okay To Be Romantic – Romance Was Created By God And Not By The Devil

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It Is Okay To Be Romantic – Romance Was Created By God And Not By The Devil.

Jesus is the greatest romantic of all time. I therefore don’t understand believers who want to separate romance from love. There is nothing evil, wicked, weak and dark about romance.

It’s time we stopped giving the devil platitudes he has never earned.

Which devil has ever created true and genuine romance?
Of course the devil is always in the business of duplicates to dilute the original but it doesn’t take away from the true source.

People let’s be realistic and lets stop cheating God by giving away all his glory.

God created romance. Not the devil.
Forget Saint valentine and what the world, marketer’s and secularists preach and peddle.
Jesus’s romantic skills begin way back in Genesis, even before Man comes on the scene.

Look at the earth. The romance of flower petals and their fragrance. The romantic sounds streams and springs make as they flow by. The romantic whistling of birds chirping in the morning. The feel of a new born baby as you carry them. Our world is filled with romantic gestures created by God. If only we could open our eyes to appreciate his handiwork.

How do people think God continually expresses his love for us?
The evidence of his romantic displays are everywhere but clearly some people lack the ability to see and sense these displays. It is the only way we can explain the muteness, blindness and total lack of feeling to the splendor and magnificence of God’s romantic displays.

I pray that the Lord will open the eyes of the blind so that they can marvel and gaze at his romantic spendor.

Love goes hand in hand with romance. However, I personally believe that love comes before romance but they certainly flow together once they mesh. Not separately.

Now, countless times I have been accused of being sappy and emotional and an incurable romantic.

I used to shun the title, because I wanted to join the club of the unfeeling, insensitive and hard people.

However, one day, the Lord Jesus gently reminded me why he created me as a human being with all the dimensions possessed by humans including an emotional dimensional and not a Nephilim hybrid lacking some human components.

Anyhow, now I wear my incurable romantic label like a badge. I’m glad I can sense and feel deeply. The challenge is not my depth. The challenge is people’s superficiality.

Let’s be serious. A man who can beautifully, descriptively, delicately, creatively and poetically describe how he wants something as unromantic as lamp stands to be designed for him to be labelled unromantic is beyond me. Just beyond me!

Reading the scripture below, we can all certainly pick a leaf from the master romantic on how to be romantic.

33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all.
36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.

Exodus 25:33-36

Jules

Men Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore

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Men Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore.


It’s the love month, and one can already feel all the love vibes wafting through the air as couples enjoy the blessing of love.


Love is a beautiful blessing. Without love the world would not be in existence. I strongly believe love holds the world together and without it, everything we know would come off the seams.


I wrote an article about Women Who Died For Love In History, Literature And Folklore. These courageous and brave women through the ages gave up their lives for the sake of love. For some it was love for family, men, husbands, lovers, work, beliefs, faith etc.


I’m following that article up with a post on Men who died for love. Contrary to popular media portrayal, men love deeply and many men have died for love too. Some of these men have laid down their lives for their faith, friends, their wives, lovers, women, work, beliefs etc. 


Of course I will start with the Greatest Man of All. The Man who laid down his life on an accursed cross for me, you and the whole world. The Man Jesus Christ who once said:


“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13


Apostles And Disciples Of Jesus In The Bible Killed Because They Refused To Denounce Their Love For Their Master And friend.


  • Philip
  • Matthew
  • Simon-Peter
  • Thomas
  • Bartholomew
  • Thaddaeus
  • Matthais
  • Apostle Paul
  • Simon the Zealot
  • Stephen The First Marty
  • Andrew brother of Peter
  • James the Greater, Son Of Zebedee
  • James the Lesser, Son of Alphaeus 

Other Bible Figures Who Died For Love


  • Samson
  • John The Baptist

Greek Mythological Figures Who Died For Love



Men Who Died For Love In Literature And Folklore


  • Romeo
  • Tristan
  • Paolo
  • Majnu
  • Pyramus

Men Who Died For Love In History


  • Mark Antony

Men Who Died For Love Of Their Beliefs And Faith WorldWide


  • Jan Hus
  • Saint Alban
  • Saint Valentine
  • Jacques Hamel
  • Thomas Becket
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Jean Brebeauf
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  •  St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Abraham ben Abraham
  • Archbishop Janani Luwum
  • Jean-François de la Barre
  • Blessed Devasahayam Pillai
  • Francisco Maldonado da Silva
  • Jim Elliot and His Companions

Men Who Died For The Love Of Their Faith In Africa: Uganda Martyrs


  1. Achilleus Kiwanuka
  2. Adolphus Ludigo-Mukasa
  3. Ambrosius Kibuuka
  4. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo
  5. Andrew Kaggwa
  6. Antanansio Bazzekuketta
  7. Bruno Sserunkuuma
  8. Charles Lwanga
  9. Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa
  10. Gonzaga Gonza
  11. Gyavira Musoke
  12. James Buuzaabalyaawo
  13. John Maria Muzeeyi
  14. Joseph Mukasa
  15. Kizito
  16. Lukka Baanabakintu
  17. Matiya Mulumba
  18. Mbaga Tuzinde
  19. Mugagga Lubowa
  20. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
  21. Nowa Mawaggali
  22. Ponsiano Ngondwe

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Women Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore

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Love! A verb, a noun, an emotion, a drug etc. It has been described in various ways. Can you die for love? Would you want someone who loves you to die for you? And is it better to die for love than to live for love is the question that first rang through my mind when I came across a friend’s Face Book status update that read something like?









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Valentine died for love,

Romeo also died for love,

Jack in Titanic died for love,

Samson in the Bible died for love,

Greek Heroes Hercules & Achilles died for love.

Even Jesus Christ died for love!

Where are the women?

Don’t buy any woman a Valentines treat/Gift/Diamondring this year until she gives you at least 5 names of women who died for love … Because no woman would die for love… Wake up, guys…









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After my rather innocent initial question to myself, my feminine side rose up with fury. Yes, friends! My feline, cat or whatever other animal description can be used side of me reared its stubborn head.


I angrily, muttered to myself, “I’m really tired of these one-sided narratives. It’s high time we started telling two sides of the story.” I love a challenge, therefore I decided to take on the challenge and went looking for those women who have died for love in History.


However, as I was searching, another question kept nagging my mind (Yes! I suffer from questioning things syndrome). When love is mentioned in this caption, is the author speaking of romantic love or the Biblical 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love?









Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

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My quest to disprove the notion that women don’t die for love led me to research. And my search came up with these amazing, brave, bold and courageous women who went through great ordeals in the name of love. I hope each of their stories inspires us to love those in our lives better.











Jules


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