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The Kindness of God

The Kindness of GodSunday, July 28, 2019GOD VALUES KINDNESS BECAUSE HE IS KIND.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Psalm 145:17-21.Verse of the Day: “Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12).Janna studied her reflection in the dressing room mirror, then stepped through the curtains to show her friends.Tammy shook her head, smiling. “That dress makes you look like your mom!” she said, stifling a giggle.Janna looked confused. “What do you mean?” she said. She stepped in front of another mirror. “I think my mom’s pretty!”“Yeah,” said Gretchen, “but who wants to look like her mom?”“It could be worse,” Tammy said. “The last one she tried on made her look like her dad!” Both girls laughed.Janna shook her head and turned sideways to look at her reflection from a different angle. “I like it,” she said. “I’m going to buy it.”That evening, Janna told her father about t…

The Tyke and His Trike

The Tyke and His TrikeSaturday, July 27, 2019GOD COMMANDS KINDNESS BECAUSE GOD VALUES KINDNESS.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Jeremiah 9:23-24.Verse of the Day: “We have proved ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, our sincere love, and the power of the Holy Spirit” (2 Corinthians 6:6).Mom sat with her sister at the picnic table in the backyard, watching Evan and his cousin playing in the driveway. Evan’s new red-and-white tricycle gleamed in the sunlight as he rode it around the driveway. His cousin Vincent sat on the low brick wall that lined the driveway, swinging his legs and kicking the wall with his heels.Finally, Evan stopped riding the tricycle he had gotten for his birthday, trotted across the driveway to the fence, and reached over the fence to pet the family dog for a few moments. As he petted the dog, however, he saw Vincent slowly climb down from his seat on the wall, stroll over to the tricycle, and sit down on it.“No!” Evan shouted. He …