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The Abuse of People Pleasing

[Today’s guest post is presented anonymously. If you’d like to leave a comment for the writer, let’s call her Maria.] I was abused as a child and teased in school, so that opened the door up for me to be, … Continue reading

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Running Like an Inflated Drunk

[From the archives.] Contrary to the impression I might have given with posts on running a 6 mile obstacle course and a half-marathon in the Happiest Place on Earth, I am not wont to join a few thousand strangers in … Continue reading

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The Last Supper: lessons of love for the Apostles and you

[From the archives, a look at lessons Jesus taught before and after Easter Sunday.] Getting Personal John paints a portrait of Jesus in words of love. Not so much about John’s love for his Savior, but words of his Savior’s love … Continue reading

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Political arguments are weaker than personal love

[Updated from the archives for this post election season.] I don’t think an argument has ever changed my heart. Sure arguments might change minds, but only love changes hearts. In fact, I think most people would rather be encouraged than … Continue reading

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Dealing with Issues

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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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The Perils of Passionate Speech

I hear the excuse of passion often. Someone says something outrageous and their defenders say: You can’t blame a person for being passionate. Sure, but you have to love their passion. Yes, but that was the passion talking. To which … Continue reading

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The Secret To Love, And How To Do It Right

Last month I wrote a post on Ephesians 5:33 and how the verse can be misused to say the Bible teaches husbands primarily need respect while wives primarily need love. The preacher I’d recently heard then presented this as the only biblical model for … Continue reading

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The Argument for Love

I don’t think an argument has ever changed my heart. Sure arguments might change minds, but only love changes hearts. In fact, I think most people would rather be encouraged than yelled at, supported than chastised, and loved than argued … Continue reading

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