Harsh Words, Soft Answer

Harsh Words, Soft Answer

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“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” Proverbs 15:1 NLT One thing I find difficult about social media is the tendency for people to make comments on posts, articles, or opposing views with harsh words. Now, I realize part of the problem with this medium of communication is that there is […]

Meeting Hatred with Forgiveness

Meeting Hatred with Forgiveness

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“Ding Dong Fred Phelps Is Dead!”  Well, I knew it was coming after reading reports earlier in the week. And this particular headline, which declares one family’s sadness and grief with a brazen sort of glee, leaves no misunderstanding. News and social media sites are buzzing. The infamous founder of The Westboro Baptist Church, Fred […]

He Said-She Said

He Said-She Said

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The other day, my husband read to me An Open Letter by Dylan Farrow, an account of sexual abuse and the devastating emotional toll experiencing something like this has on a victim (in this case–Dylan–who has accused Woody Allen of molesting her as a child). My heart goes out to this young woman (whatever she […]

Time to Refocus on Peace

Time to Refocus on Peace

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Yesterday, the world of social and news media “blew up” when it was learned the A& E Network has “indefinitely suspended” Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, following the release of an article from GQ magazine. I’m not going to re-iterate my personal opinion on the whole thing. Been there, done that, and you can read the post […]

If It Talks Like a Duck

If It Talks Like a Duck

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I’m not a fan of Duck Dynasty. No. Seriously. I’m not. Thom and I have watched the show a few times. We like the Robertsons. They are very amusing, down to earth people. There are just other television programs we prefer to watch. But, we do appreciate how “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson (and all his […]

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