Ushering Anger Out

Seagull Fishing

The locals of Whitehorse, Yukon, have some fascinating and unique pastimes.Our tour guide on the S. S. Klondike shared with us that she used to go "gull fishing". She would attach a piece of bread to the hook of a fishing pole, and when the hapless gulls came in for a...

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Good Intentions

A lot of people wrongly believe that as long as their intention was meant for good, everything should be fine.Nearly twenty-two years ago, I too, had a good intention... that nearly caused the death of my first-born child. I had given birth to our son just days...

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Dealing With Volatile Situations

As I'm sure you are aware, every year the Darwin Awards are given to those people who do the stupidest things (and don't live to tell about it). This award was given a few years ago (in 1999):In a west Texas town, employees in a medium-sized warehouse noticed the...

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Bitter Root

See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15Finally I couldn’t stand looking at it anymore. Everytime I went out the door, the plant would catch my eye. And everytime it seemed bigger...

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What About Bob?

I first met Bob and Audrey Meisner when they invited me into their kitchen following a television program. I'd been on in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. If you've never been to Winnipeg, well ...don't go for the scenery. Go for the people. Winnipeg has two...

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Changed by His Love

I sometimes shrink from the memories of my childhood, especially my adolescence and teenage years. My father drank heavily. My mother was continually depressed, and often non-communicative. We moved from place to place, just often enough to reinforce the feeling that...

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Grace That Overcomes Anger

2 Corinthians 12:7b - Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. (NRSV)I was driving down the Interstate and had an arterial venial malformation -- a leak in my...

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