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Patience…

It’s said that patience is a virtue, but I see it as an opportunity when we practice patience. Why do we get upset or angry when traffic is moving slowly. Or if the checkout line at the grocery store is long? These opportunities, and other similar circumstances allow us to slow down, notice the people around us, and perhaps take time to engage with them. Our culture is a culture of busyness, not human connection. We need to connect with others…and stop rushing through life.

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Activity

It has become an honor to be known as the busiest person around. Has this become the culture of America? I hope not. We must make time for what matters most: people. If we gain wealth but have no real friends and our family merely tolerates us, we aren’t winning the game of life. Examine your focus. Recommit to the people who care about you…

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Anger

There are times when we should get angry. It should piss us off when we learn of child abuse, sex trafficking, physical and emotional abuse. Jesus got angry when he saw how people were disrespecting The Temple…God’s house. He made a whip to drive out the animals and traders.

Righteous anger is okay. Getting angry when someone cuts us off in traffic to the point where we want revenge isn’t okay. In fact, it’s just dumb…

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Accept Yourself…

Many people in today’s culture suffer from a lack of self-acceptance. The root cause could be parents who rejected you, the pain of divorce, or simply comparison. Here’s the truth: God created you exactly, precisely the way He wanted you to be. He doesn’t second-guess himself, and He doesn’t make mistakes. You are a masterpiece…

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The Elite Class…

It’s a given that some people believe they are better than others. They’re not. People use comparison to gauge where they are socially and economically. This just breeds frustration. Our Creator loves us all the same. Rich or poor. Black or white. Gay or straight. Something to consider…

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