The Word for Today Is #Exasperate

"Woman on Fire" Photo by Vera Kratochvil.

Fathers are uniquely able to influence the lives of their children because they are close-by. According to what’s in his heart, a father wields good or evil influence over his children. Whether physically absent or emotionally distant, fathers maintain proximity to their children…

The Word for Today Is #Fatherless

Grandfather and grandson

Fathers protect their families and communities. When fathers are absent, children are more likely to drop out of school, experiment with drugs, and spend time in jail. Biological fathers help to procreate, but good fathers actively guide and teach their children…

The Word for Today Is #Compassionate

Two, Silhouette, Men

On this Earth, there is no lack of mean-spirited thoughts and actions. Whether watching the TV news, reading the papers, trying to move up at work or network in a church, there’s no escaping back-biting, gossip, and cruelty. Compassion has…

The Word for Today Is #Gift

Gift

Gifts are a sure way to show love. Contrary to popular belief, the thought isn’t the only thing that counts. Gifts have to meet a standard of satisfaction with the recipient, and a good gift is the one the recipient thinks is wonderful. Birthdays,…

The Word for Today Is #Declare

Dusk, Dawn

Objects declare, show, or speak the “style” of the person who made it. People talk about an “artist’s touch” and you can often tell the author of a painting and by its brush strokes. Paintings by Picasso, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Romare Bearden…

The Word for Today Is #Still

Countryside scene.

Stillness is difficult to practice, especially when there are so many things to get your attention. There are serious things like bills, job responsibilities and upward mobility, personal and family health issues, civic and church demands, concerns about the past,…