Tag Archives: Hurt

Simple act of love or veiled criticism?

My attempt at a gentle teaching moment for a child I’m close to but who is not my actual child wasn’t met with appreciation. I certainly never intended to overstep. I care deeply about a large number of kiddos in … Continue reading

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Polishing the rough spots

The distance and coldness slapped me in the face. I knew my friend had a lot on her mind so I didn’t worry about it — at first. When it happened again, I asked if she was OK because she … Continue reading

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Finding forgiveness for a wounded heart

It was as if the verse had been penciled into the Gospel of Luke when I wasn’t looking. Had it really been there all along? Luke 19:8 — “Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, Lord, half of my … Continue reading

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Did you notice his eyes?

By Jennifer Davis Rash Executive Editor, The Alabama Baptist The man carried himself with confidence and purpose. He walked into the church and up to the welcome desk without hesitation. “I’d like to go to your singles Sunday School class,” … Continue reading

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Healing a hurting heart

By Jennifer Davis Rash Executive Editor, The Alabama Baptist How can it be that my heart hurts so much? I do care for all of them deeply, but the pain that exists is theirs, not mine. Still I hurt as … Continue reading

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