Author Archives: DPurvis

Philippians 2:1-11

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of … Continue reading

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Today’s Idea

Unimportant things distract us constantly from our lives, in our work, our families and in our relationships.  If you want others around you to experience the best memories and relationships with you that is possible, avoid the unimportant and start … Continue reading

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John 13:1-13

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During … Continue reading

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Today’s Idea

Holding a grudge will get you nowhere.  Forgiveness as hard as it is, is the best way to serve others.  It’s the key to Jesus’ message and if we can live like Him, we are serving others by doing do. … Continue reading

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Matthew 20:28

Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

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Today’s Idea

Our forests, our planet, our resources, it’s all a hot topic globally now and for good reason.  We are destroying what everyone deserves to enjoy and a small portion of the humans are destroying the largest percentage.  It’s a shame … Continue reading

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Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you shall be your servant. That will make you think for a moment. Read it again.

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Today’s Idea

I’ve had to learn this one the hard way and am realizing how effective applying patience is in serving others.  While I used to get very frustrated and impatient with others, I’ve felt that God has been testing to learn … Continue reading

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1 Peter 4:10-11

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in … Continue reading

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Today’s Idea

When you have a chance to communicate in person over email, voice mail and even the telephone, take it.  You can always communicate more easily in person than other methods.  

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