The Gift of Mercy

Created on September 19th, 2013

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Articles and resources to assist you in growing your top spiritual gifts as revealed by the Spiritual Gifts Inventory, based on the study, Serving from the Heart.

Finding God in a Bag of Groceries

Finding God in a Bag of Groceries

By Laura Lapins Willis
If your pantry was empty, your children hungry, your electricity cut off for nonpayment, and you saw no prospect of support, what would you do? For a decade in a rural Tennessee…
Addressing Hunger

Addressing Hunger

By Brenda Smotherman
Laura Lapins Willis is a writer and community organizer, wife and mother. She has been working to make a difference in the lives of those around her since she was 8 years old. She … read more
A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

By Trevor Hudson
Many think of a pilgrimage as a journey that must be taken in a foreign land. A Mile in My Shoes shows us that is not necessarily the case. This book sensitizes readers to the…
Good News for All

Good News for All

By Mike Slaughter
Some of us in many traditions too often see evangelism as simply introducing people to Jesus only as a means to get to heaven. It neglects discipleship as well as the broader… read more
The Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Compassion

By Becca Stevens
The cost of loving is grief. It is written into the fabric of creation as our temporal bodies kiss the eternal in love. We bear this cost by loving one another with gratitude and… read more
Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

Will the Poor Always Be With Us?

By Live 58 (External Video)
Dr. Scott Todd believes the church has not only a mandate but an opportunity to end extreme poverty and that this can be accomplished in the next generation. Dr. Todd is… read more

Street Smarts for Pastors

Street Smarts for Pastors

By John Flowers
When folks come by the church office requesting assistance, how do we know if they are truly needy or simply trying to pull a scam? There are a few simple rules to help you help… read more
The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

By Joe E. Pennel, Jr.
...as a pastor for over forty years I have stood beside those who suffer. I have seen people suffer as a result of illness, broken relationships, moral failure, the loss of a… read more
The Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Compassion

By Rev Becca Stevens
Unfortunately, grief and loss are inevitable parts of living. No one escapes. Even so, it's difficult to know how to console those who have reached a broken place in their lives…
The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

By Joe E. Pennel JR.
"Near the end of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, there is a word that has continued to stay with me. He said, 'The world breaks everyone. Then some become strong at the broken…