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Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Life’s Challenges

My temper

I can sure tell when other people are losing their tempers. I hear the pitch of their voices rise. I note the sharpness of…

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Trash mouth

Think back to your younger years. Where did you learn the meaning of “street” words, i.e., cussing, swearing, body parts? Probably from your (slightly…

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Stop saying, “It’s okay,” because it’s not okay

About 13 years ago, when I was interning at a church, my boss/pastor said that we would not just preach about forgiveness; we would…

Life’s Challenges

Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

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Evidence of the Spirit: Gentleness

When I was in seventh grade, I started a fight on the playfield. We were playing football, and a player on the other side…

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Volunteer firemen

Most of us have a schizophrenic sense of justice. We personally like to live in the land of grace, a land where God treats…

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Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

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Patience

My pastor said in a sermon, “Patience is going at someone else’s speed.” Wow! That is profound. I never heard that before. I was…

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My negativity

Here are some things that drive me crazy: people who are always criticizing other people, people who are always finding fault with every event,…

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Watch your mouth

I’m a big fan of words and talking with both people I know and people I’m about to know. This is a positive because…

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New Year, new you?

New Year’s resolutions can be good. They motivate. They’re a plan for doing better in the future. They can be a great way to…