Posts from May 2014

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Criticism: The “ism” No One Wants To Hear

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At the core, most of us like being right.  Ok… I LOVE being right!  The worst is when I am convinced I am right, only to discover I was wrong.  How do you handle criticism?  Are you willing to listen?  Is there a good way or a bad way to hand out criticism?  Let’s take […]

Have You Done Your Devotions?

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2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (NKJV)   Have you done your devotions?  How many times have you been asked that question?  I believe it is probably asked by someone who was attempting to be […]

From Naomi to Mara: A Perspective on Bitterness

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Ruth 1:20 “… Don’t call me Naomi.  Call me Mara, she answered, for the Almighty has made me very bitter.” (HCSB) Bitterness is a funny thing.  Perhaps funny is not the right word, because there really isn’t anything funny about bitterness.  Bitterness is destructive.  Bitterness leads toward rebellion.  Bitterness rips at our heart and soul.  […]

Ruth: A Story of Hope and Redemption

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Have you ever thought you have ran out of hope?  I mean, really, all your options have been spent.  Even your back up plans fell through miserably and there is not one more option left on the table?  How do you even respond when you get to that point?  Where would you turn?  What is […]