A simple gesture of kindness from a young boy with very little left a lasting impression on Mandi Burgess of Madison, MS, when she traveled to Guatemala for a mission trip.
Sue Ling and her mother, Amy Hillman, have only known each other for a few months; but in that short time, this little girl has taught her mother to not only be a champion for more kindness in the world but to have a grateful heart for all acts of kindness, no matter how big or how small.
Honesty, roots, humility, and wings. These are the lessons taught to Shelley Powers by her father, and these are the lessons that inspired her poem “Binky Bill.”
Audrea Stewart of Jacksonville, Florida, shares a beautiful lesson she learned from fostering a young man in need…and that lesson is how important it is to answer God with your heart, not just with your actions and obedience.
Whether He speaks to you on a soft breeze or yells at you over your workout music, God finds a way to get His message across, just as Mandi Burgess of Madison, MS, discovered recently. And heeding His not-so-subtle call, led her on a trip abroad that opened her heart to what mission work truly means.
Santa is more than children getting presents on Christmas morning. He’s an amalgam of life lessons and cherished memories that gave Shelley Powers a greater appreciation for her blessings in life.
A lunchtime walk through the park and an encounter with a homeless man sheds light on what true giving means.