Tag Archives: patience

Loving the Oppressed Isn’t Easy

I saw the tears of the oppressed—     and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors—     and they have no comforter. (Ecclesiastes 4:1.) How can you offer patient grace to the oppressed, those in need of … Continue reading

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A Short Note to Self – teaching and taking correction

[You] know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. (James 3:1-2.) Even the most gentle correction can feel like blows: As iron sharpens iron,     so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17.) So … Continue reading

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“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another,” the Bible says, and I believe it. (Proverbs 27:17.) Getting things right is important and that’s one of the reasons I try to stay open to hearing things from people I might … Continue reading

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How To Have A Better Morning Every Day

[From the archives, first posted a couple winters ago.] *** This is what I saw as I left the house yesterday morning: We get sunrises like this most mornings. Yes, everyone should live where I do. You know what else I’ve been … Continue reading

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Word fun – Make Haste Slowly Right Now!

Latin can be fun. Take the phrase festina lente, literally meaning make haste slowly. Doing things slowly is my specialty. Unless it’s when I’m pulling onto the freeway, in which case I really want the person ahead of me to … Continue reading

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Prince Charles, Patience and the Slowness of God

[This is the second post in what inadvertently became a three-part series on the theme on royalty. Part one appeared yesterday, and part three will come up tomorrow.] *** According to this recent article, Queen Elizabeth is showing no signs … Continue reading

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