Category Archives: Criticism

Best Friends Encourage One Another

Recently one of my dearest friends stopped by the house to visit.    We talked for a while, mostly about nothing significant.   I was blessed and strengthened by our conversation.   It was especially meaningful because of my physical condition.   I have … Continue reading

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How to Overcome a Bitter Spirit

How does a person know they are bitter?    Most people do not think they are because they call it other names – disappointed, hurt, unmet expectations.   An operational definition I use for bitterness is “harbored hurt”.   If not dealt with … Continue reading

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Bitterness Destroys Friendships

Years ago I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time.    While we were catching up on mutual high school classmates I brought up the name of someone with whom they were very close.    The reply was, “We … Continue reading

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Bitterness Destroys Churches

I have been a member of five churches in my life.     The best things that have ever happened to me have been through my affiliation with those different church families.    I am so grateful for all of my pastors and … Continue reading

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Bitterness, a Prelude to other Troubles

Have you ever sat in a restaurant while waiting for your meal and taken note of those around you?    I’m especially fascinated by the dynamic of couples and how they tend to change as they grow older.   You see it … Continue reading

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Lack of Praise Produces Angry Children

I live in the city where I grew up as a boy until I graduated from high school.    All over this area are special places that warm my heart when I see them and recall events that occurred there.    Places … Continue reading

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Angry Parents Produce Angry Children

One Father’s Day I was speaking to our church with a message geared especially to help our men be better dads.   Most of the time when I am finished preaching we have a time of response where folks can make … Continue reading

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