Monthly Archives: July 2016

Social Media Outrage – a short analysis and sound advice

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,     do not associate with one easily angered. (Proverbs 2:24.) ***

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How To Win Every Social Media Argument Ever

[A post on internet kindness, updated from the archives.] Some on social media appear to think that any disagreement must be met with repeated efforts to convince the other person they’re wrong. And when I say repeated, I mean re-pea-ted. … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Like Yourself

The Lord is good to all;     he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9.) ***  

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Quick Comma Quiz

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A Half Birthday List Is Better Than None

I had no idea half birthdays existed until I met the woman who would become my wife. She not only celebrates people’s birthdays but also the point in the year half-way to their next birthday. Well, as someone who thinks … Continue reading

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Women, Men, and Language: Four Easy Steps to Better Church Leadership

Naming Rights – what’s in it for women and men? Which of these sounds most natural to you: Women and men. Girls and boys. Ladies and gentlemen. If you say the last one, you are probably in the majority of … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Mystery of the Third Cousin, Twice Removed

Jesus and John the Baptist were related through their mothers. What was the exact relationship between them all? Good question. More on that later. First, let’s note that yesterday was Cousins Day (a holiday celebrated every July 24, apparently). Happy … Continue reading

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Everyone Has a Choice: fear and love

Don’t Give In to Those Who Motivate by Fear Fear of the other, fear of those not like us, fear of the strange and unfamiliar – these can be strong motivators when wielded by people with an agenda. Don’t follow … Continue reading

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Cowboy Gets Bushwhacked – the Cowboy Saga, part five

I tipped my hat down over my eyes as we rode into the sun dropping lower on the horizon. The trail boss did the same. “We’ll be able to go to church tomorrow morning,” he said. “Is your cousin Cath… Is Miss Elliot going … Continue reading

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Binary Thinking – a short humor post

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