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Don’t be Stupid about Patience

Don’t be Stupid about Patience     Patience is not always good. We’ve all been told that patience is a virtue and impatience is a vice. Not so. Both patience and impatience can be healthy or unhealthy.     Some people are stupid about patience. Don’t be offended by the word stupid. I don’t use

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Don’t be Stupid about Suffering.

Don’t be Stupid about Suffering.   Don’t like the word stupid? It can be a wake-up word. Remember, being stupid means being in a stupor or daze about the truth. Being stupid is allowing yourself to be in a mental or spiritual fog about subjects that matter—subjects like dealing with suffering.   If you’re suffering

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Don’t be Stupid about Suffering

  Don’t like the word stupid? The word stupid can be a wake-up word. Remember, being stupid means being in a stupor or daze about the truth. Being stupid is allowing yourself to be in a mental or spiritual fog about subjects that matters like dealing with suffering.   If you suffering pain from within or

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Don’t be Stupid – Part 2. Release Disappointment

Don’t be Stupid. Release Disappointments. The word stupid means to be in a “stupor” or “daze.” So don’t be in such a stupor or daze that you focus so much on your disappointment that you hurt yourself and those you love. That’s the essence of stupid. Have you been disappointed? Of course you have. It

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Offended by Stupid?

Mama washed my mouth out.   Don’t be offended by the word stupid. It’s actually an excellent word choice for relaying an important concept—the idea of thinking or acting without common sense or good judgment. But, I’m aware that in the old days, the word stupid was highly offensive to many.   My Mama was

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Your Poverty-Your Opportunity

Where Are You Poor?   We are all rich in some way, and poor in other ways. Poverty is not just about money. Some of us are poor in love, security, peace, family, purpose, self-confidence, friends, or God.   Where is your poverty? What do you not have that you wish you did have? We

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In the Public Eye

Privacy is Primary Privacy is the core of a spiritual life. Contemporary religion makes our public-life the primary test of faith. It may actually be the very thing that’s keeping us from finding genuine faith. Privacy, simplicity, taking time to be alone with his first-love, his loving heavenly Father, is the way Jesus maintained such

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God is Crying

God may be crying out to you! What horrible pictures and sounds! Our news stays full of shocking videos and voices of the persecuted, mistreated, abused, and the victims of atrocious crimes. We feel deeply for the suffering families, friends, children, Christians in countries like Syria and the suffering ethnic groups. Jesus told his disciples

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BUCK BUCKLEY, REMEMBERING

Hope & Dying – New Research. I’ve talked about my friend Buck’s death and the report of a new research project on hope.  I decided to repeat the post for those who missed it and rename it Buck Buckley, Remember. When you are your loved one is dying, where can you find hope? Is there any hope? Today in

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Hope & Dying – New Research

Hope & Dying – New Research.   When you’re dying, where can you find hope? Is there any hope? Today in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, new scientific evidence revealed the importance of hope in the face of death.   Hospice. Palliative Care. Dying. Hope.   A major aim of the research project was to

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