Tag Archives: good advice

If You’re Going to Be a Bear…

I was thinking about my dad the other day; he passed away in 2006.  I was remembering some of the phrases and expressions he used.  One day he came to pick me up after football practice in high school.  He … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Out Together!

This morning I went to the gym to work out.  There is a small but not too small gym in our neighborhood community center next to the pool.  This morning I was there all by myself.  This is the first … Continue reading

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

In a recent meeting at work, we were talking about providing good customer service and at some point, the conversation revolved around defining the difference between sympathy and empathy.  I have to say that sometimes the same words don’t always … Continue reading

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What about Judging?

One of my favorite passages contains one of the most misunderstood and misused verses in the whole Bible, “Judge not lest ye be judged.”  This passage from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7 has been used by some … Continue reading

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I Need Directions!

I have been doing some chaplaincy work at a local medical facility that has a large campus with several buildings. During my first couple of weeks I got lost on more than one occasion. Luckily an understanding staff member provided … Continue reading

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How and Where are You Building

We have had a lot of flooding this week and the news is full of pictures of people who have lost their homes and their belongings to storms and rising water.  It is a great opportunity for us to respond … Continue reading

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Accountability Partners – Tell Me What I Need to Hear

We have been talking about the life of King David in our Sunday school class the last few weeks.  In a recent lesson we discussed times that David received rebukes from others in his life and how he responded.  We … Continue reading

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