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Righteous anger isn’t easy

Anger is deceptive. When we think that our anger is righteous, we tend to see ourselves as superior to those who oppose us. It’s easy to consider your own anger to be righteous. It’s not so easy to feel that … Continue reading

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Disagree with kindness — be your brain’s bouncer

Even when people disagree with you, you can still celebrate that they were created in God’s image. To exchange compassion, collaboration, and cooperation for name calling, is to create unnecessary conflict and cast away common sense. Concern and compassion are … Continue reading

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Do we really need all the anger?

Anger is an acid that eats up peace (both inner peace and peace in society). Anger paralyzes both reason and love, tricking people to act from impulse instead. Anger is contagious. Don’t allow other people’s anger to make you angry. … Continue reading

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Politeness primarily provokes positive responses

People respond positively to politeness. Please try it today and see. Thank you. However, rudeness offends people unnecessarily and creates needless enemies. When you love people politeness comes easy; when you don’t it’s a pain. How people act toward you … 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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Love Chapter — fresh glimpses of 1 Corinthians 13

“Love your enemies.” Be patient and kind to them, without envy, boasting, or pride. Don’t dishonor them. Refuse to be easily angered with them. Keep no record of their wrongs. Love “is not self-seeking.” Being controlled by our own desires … Continue reading

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13 war statements that make you think twice . . .

When Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek,” I don’t think He was using it as a punch line. War is the most destructive, painful, brutal, hateful, and costly choice for international relations. When peace is lost, death ravages both sides. … Continue reading

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