Category Archives: anger

For the best defense, don’t take offense

Life offers many opportunities to be offended. Try not to take them. Taking offense is a huge expense that can bankrupt relationships and separate friends. The “take offense — get angry — hold resentment” sequence doesn’t make sense. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Make political discussions kind again!

The measure of people’s intelligence isn’t how much they agree with you. Politeness is not being a doormat. It’s being powerful enough to be kind even when you don’t feel like it. Compete at something that really matters. Win first place … Continue reading

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Where did disunity & divisiveness come from?

Who wrecked the unity, love, and harmony in the Garden of Eden? Well, Adam blamed Eve. Then Eve blamed the serpent, but the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on. Even after raising so much Cain, the next generation … Continue reading

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An eclipse isn’t permanent. Don’t stay in the darkness!

Whatever we let eclipse the Son causes us to walk in darkness. An eclipse is never meant to be permanent. Don’t stay in the darkness! We all need God to kneed us. The question is, will we let Him? Align … Continue reading

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Make America polite again

There’s nothing great about rudeness and bullying. It’s time to make America polite again!

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Trash talking takes away truth and trumps trust

People trash talking other people isn’t helping our situation. Let’s try some kindness instead! To trash talk people is to disobey Christ and be tactless. Trash talking tarnishes truth, trumps trust, tramples on tenderness. Should we trash talk others; or to … Continue reading

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The separation of church and hate

The separation of church and hate (and/or political-correctness-warriors and hate) requires speaking the truth in love.  Hate is not based on truth. It is built on deception, denial, disappointment, dishonesty, misunderstanding, pride, prejudice, anger, hurt, impulse, irrationality, and/or insecurity. Speaking … Continue reading

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