Monthly Archives: August 2019

Scruples seem scarce

Scruples (inner desires to avoid doing wrong) seem scarce in today’s society. Without scruples, people do whatever they want with little regard for ethics or honesty. This basic principle of life, “Don’t do things you shouldn’t do,” seems to have … Continue reading

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Grace isn’t an excuse for bad behavior (fake grace is)

Grace is not an excuse to do your own thing and follow your own desires. It’s the supernatural power to live a Christ-like life. Fake grace excuses sin. True grace gives power over sin. Christianity is good news we can … Continue reading

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When conflict trumps kindness

When conflict trumps kindness, communication collapses and coercion commences. Some people’s only concept of conflict resolution is overpowering their perceived opponent. People can choose to be our enemy and refuse to be reconciled to us, but no one can stop … Continue reading

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Some history should never be repeated

The answers that got you a passing grade in history class aren’t always the full truth about the way things really happened. Some parts of history are celebrated; some ignored (or hidden). The ignored parts can tell powerful stories. If … Continue reading

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Truth is for telling

Truth is for telling. That’s called honesty. When mixed with mercy and love, it’s powerfully healing. People who are kind, fair, and compassionate in their interactions with all sorts of people are rarely called racist. If you’re not a racist, … Continue reading

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Heart proximity leads to compassion leads to kindness

Proximity promotes community and compassion. Failure to facilitate heart-to-heart proximity enables isolation. Bring your ear close to hear people’s heart and you’ll see them differently than you did before. Without a soul goal, life is easily trivialized into maintaining its … Continue reading

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Weaponized words enable violence (just ask Cain & Able)

There is both good and bad in every person. Find and focus on the good in everyone and you can love them. Walls in the heart tear people apart. Open hearts connect with caring and compassion. Hard hearts disconnect and … Continue reading

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