March 2019

Dear Friends,   

Does your computer screen get grungy?  How about your cell phone or your eye glasses? Well, this high-density microfiber cleaning cloth is just what you need. The manufacturer says:

“It’s a gentle fabric that does not scratch.”

That might be a good description of what it means to be a gentle person. My one word for last year was gentleness because it is a characteristic that does not come naturally to me. But the good news is we can grow in gentleness. Here are some thoughts that have been helpful to me.

  • Exercise constraint.  Be careful not to unwittingly hurt another person by a too-quick response or carelessly-chosen words.  Show special care toward fragile people—children, sick people or old people.
  • Be patient. Lack of patience is frequently the cause of caustic remarks or harsh reactions.  Remember, everybody doesn’t have to march in your parade!
  • Avoid angry reactions.  Know what your “hot buttons” are—the things that cause you to be instantly angry, and be ready to take deep breaths, count to ten, and avoid those angry words that are just ready to come out of your mouth.
  • Walk away when you have to.  If you’re losing control, remove yourself as nicely as possible before you say or do something you’ll regret.

Philippians 4:5 says, “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” I might paraphrase that to say, “Treat everyone with a gentle fabric that does not scratch.” And the good news is, the Lord is near to give you the strength and power to do that. 

Our new Facebook Live Bible study has proven to be very well received with about 143 people signed in from 28 different states and five foreign countries. One woman who joined this study wrote:

This Bible study is so important to me. I have not attended a Bible study in a while, and so, happy to access one from home. Most importantly, this is so pertinent for the phase of life I’m presently in i.e. cancer, surgery, treatments, etc. letting go of stuff that, now seems inconsequential.

Your support makes it possible for us to continue these on-line studies and expand our ministry.

Gratefully—and gently!

Mary Lowman


PS:  It’s not too late to register for our 31st Annual Weekend Getaway, March 29 – 31.

This link will give you all the details and you can register there as well  


If you would like a screen cleaner fabric piece, please call our office and we will send you one (while supplies last) 630-462-0552


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