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Humility Life Challange Love Relationships

God loves “Hall Monitors”

Recently I was in line at a grocery store when the lady in front of me went around the plastic shield with a mask just covering only her chin and got within 2 feet of the poor checkout lady to ask a question. I asked her to stop endangering the life of the nice checkout […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange Love Relationships

YOU’RE SHY? WELL, SPEAK UP THEN!

I’m fond of pointing out that I am the shiest person ever. Of course, no one believes me because, by the grace of God, I am able to live above my shyness. Moses tried to get out of leading the Lord’s people because he claimed he could not talk. Was he just lying? I think […]

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Gratitude Love Relationships Tools

BLESS THEM THAT CURSE ME

As I watch others’ behavior and evaluate whether they’ve done well or not, I need to work at balance by finding all that is good. The negative comes easily. I can do this especially by putting a positive spin on their actions and finding a word from the following list to bestow on them. This […]

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Comfort Love Peace Relationships

GRANDKIDS BEING MISTREATED

I’ve had a few friends who have been unable to find peace due to a constant focus on the situation of their grandchildren. Mind you, they’ve done all that they can do. One even called child protective services only to have them find insufficient evidence of a problem. That, of course, wound up costing the […]

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Life Challange Relationships

WATCH YOUR TONE

If you put on a good show of being religious and do not control your tongue (including it’s tonal content) you fake yourself out and your heart is deceived. He who controls his tongue and uses it to build up the brethren is mightier that he who conquers a city. James 1:6 This blog is […]

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Anger Life Challange Relationships

OUT OF THE SAME MOUTH

James 3:8-12 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren , these things ought not so […]

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Humility Iniquity Relationships

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVES what’s with them?

The truth won’t work on someone who WON’T examine themselves or accept feedback. PASSIVE AGGRESSION: Irritating others by getting them to count on us then not coming through while fooling ourselves by believing that we have good intentions and are actually unusually loving, kind, gentle, patient, faithful, peaceful. We cause others to count on us […]

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Humility Life Challange Relationships Sin

THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT!

You know that I have always been excited about the power of words to help people. What is true? What works? One of the puzzles over the years have been people who are great at memorizing the truth and spotting it’s practical application for others and unable to use it themselves. Patients with the diagnoses of borderline personality […]

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Comfort Humility Love Relationships

REJOICE IN THE OTHER’S GIFTS

I remember a teacher who was asked to do a class at a seminar. The main speaker would talk then people could break up and go to smaller classes. The seminar made the mistake of asking the main guy to do an elective class and so no one showed up to the teacher’s class. He […]

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Life Challange Love Prayer Relationships Worship

DON’T JUST LOVE THEM–LIKE THEM

LOVE AND LIKE ARE BOTH IMPORTANT When Peter betrayed Jesus and three times he said that he did not know him, the Lord came to him and asked him if he loved (agapao) him. Peter said, “you know that I like you (phileo) . Do you agapao me? “you know that I phileo you” Do […]