Never lose that heart

JWrist bandagingesus loves it when we take care of the hungry and the thirsty, the poor and the prisoner, the sick and the homeless. (See Matthew 25). Historically, Christians are, to be honest, quite good at this. Hospitals, clinics, orphanages, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, counseling services, prison ministries, schools, literacy programs, are more often than not launched and run by Christians – in the U.S. and worldwide.

While we know we don’t earn our salvation – we don’t do any of this to try to score points with God – we do know God has done everything for us in Christ Jesus. The least we can do is give a cup of cold water or a bowl of warm soup to a hurting brother or sister on this planet.

Let’s never lose that heart. Serve others as though serving Jesus himself. Because, you are.

Never lose that heart

Psalm 90

2016 07 22 - hymnO God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home!

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

O God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

– From Psalm 90, by Isaac Watts

Psalm 90

Who needs a donut from you today?

2016 06 03 - donut

We Americans love our donuts. We’ve designated two days each year as National Donut Day, one in June, one in November. Thank the Salvation Army for today’s festivities.

In 1938, the Salvation Army in Chicago named June 3 “National Doughnut Day” to honor their doughnut lassies, who made and sent donuts as a morale booster to overseas soldiers during World War I, under the slogan “doughnuts will win the war!”

Scripture says to “… encourage one another and build each other up …” (1 Thess. 5:11). Whether with a donut, a helping hand, a reassuring word or simply a hug or a smile, we need to encourage one another.

Who needs a donut from you today?

Who needs a donut from you today?

December 1, 2015. Giving Tuesday.

Some people love to join the fray of bargain hunters on Black Friday. Some opt to shop under more subdued circumstances on Small Business Saturday or from the comfort of home on Cyber Monday. Some choose to forego the shopping frenzy altogether.

Giving Tuesday
Regardless of your shopping preferences, consider a special gift to Entrust on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Online donations or checks with “Giving Tuesday” on the memo line and postmarked Dec. 1 will be matched that day, up to $30,500. Every match dollar strengthens Entrust’s overall operations fund.

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December 1, 2015. Giving Tuesday.