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Love is Humble

Have you ever reacted to a preacher during a sermon?     I have heard messages and found myself rejecting what is being said, or better said, the person that is saying it.   Why is that? Sometimes it is just the fact … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always Easy Coming Home

What is the major reason people cannot go home and enjoy time with their family  during special occasions?   One of the major causes is that of unresolved conflicts.   They can last a lifetime and they don’t just disappear with … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Critical Words

One of the easiest things in the world to do is to criticize a person.    One of the most difficult things to do is to keep your mouth shut when you want to criticize someone. As a father there are … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Argumentive Spirit

Sometimes Paula and I are with a couple and they will disagree over an issue and it gradually degenerates into an argument.    I know that we are always uncomfortable when this happens.   When I was a child and my parents … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Inconsiderate Comments

Words can wound people deeply.    Especially damaging are those comments we make that hurt those we love and yet we have no clue what we have done.   The problem isn’t a lack of intelligence, but a lack of consideration and … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Defensiveness

Today my precious granddaughter was over at our house and didn’t like it when her mother had denied her something she wanted.   So she took a swat at her leg.   My daughter disciplined her. I didn’t know this had happened … Continue reading

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Boasting Reproduces Itself in our Children

During the fall months I work high school football games in the press box and serve as the public address announcer.  I enjoy it and have done it for over twenty-five years.   Many of the men that work the games … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Boasting

Our arrogance is most often evidenced through our words, by what we say and how we say it.   There are some specific categories that these words are typically identified with.    If we can understand the symptom (which is wrong words) … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride

I believe that all of our problems with God and people can be ultimately deduced to pride – either in us or someone else with whom we have conflicts.   Here is the scary part – most people that are proud … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You Want to Disagree

Disagreements and differences are a normal part of life.   They aren’t wrong, but necessary to help clarify a position and to challenge error.   When I state we ought to be quiet when we want to disagree I am not talking … Continue reading

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