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Overlook an insult; Vengeance is not mine

Anyone know any impatient drivers? I do. And, frankly, they look kind of like this guy: Yesterday I read the story of a family in a fast-food drive-through line being verbally assaulted by an impatient driver in the car behind them, shouting at them to “Hurry up, (insert expletive topped off with the ‘N’ word here).”  … Continue reading

Seeing the good in others; God gives us worth

So Wednesday was my birthday, and I was at the beauty shop sitting in the comfy spinny chair describing to my stylist what I was wanting her to do to with my mess, I mean, hair. I was asking for just a few highlights, trying to stay conservative with the budget. She studied my dry, long-overdue … Continue reading

‘No unwholesome talk’ Use your words to build up, not tear down!

  Several years ago, I was sitting at my kitchen table with a friend after an energizing missions conference. I’m a missionary at heart and had heard about an exciting opportunity to go to southeast Asia with a group that works to empower women working to support their families and keep them safe from trafficking. I … Continue reading

Avoid an argument? Dare ya!

Arguing sucks the life right out of me. Picture a full, brightly colored helium balloon suddenly start to lose air. Little by little, it deflates before your eyes as the air seeps out faster and faster until it drops completely to the ground, shriveled and flat. From this: To this: Can anyone relate? This week, as … Continue reading

Leveling ‘Mount Expectations’ – How I nearly destroyed myself and my marriage

Expectations. That word has confused, justified, liberated and chained me over the years. It’s nearly destroyed me and my marriage. At the beginning, my expectations seemed quite endearing. There would be glorious breakfasts in bed. I would both serve and be served a perfect plate of hot scrambled eggs, chewy bacon, fluffy croissants and sweet, … Continue reading