Teachers, watch your words

“If you your lips would keep from slips, five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, and how, and when, and where.” This clever little rhyme, along with myriads of other pithy statements, underscores the need for us to carefully guard the words that come out of our mouths. In […]

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Angrier than we need to be

Are you an angry person? Amid all of the potential issues that we humans can grapple with, is anger near the top of your list? I certainly have my share of issues, but anger isn’t usually one of them. Overall I’m pretty patient and laid back—except for those times when merging drivers try to sneak […]

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Satan’s favorite babysitter

Self-pity is Satan’s favorite babysitter. At least that’s what my pastor used to say when I was growing up, and now that I’m a grown man with a few years of experience under my belt I can conclusively say that he was right. Self-pity—with its accompanying self-loathing and victim mentality—has NEVER helped me get ahead […]

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Ezekiel’s Muteness

A bizarre, often overlooked element of Ezekiel’s prophetic ministry to the Jewish exiles in Babylon is the fact that God muted him for twelve years. Ezekiel was only allowed to speak when he was uttering an authentic word from God. Ezekiel was taken to Babylon in the first Jewish deportation in 597 B.C., but the […]

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The Next Right Thing

What am I supposed to do with my life? Which path should I take, left or right? Is this the right time to make a move, or should I wait a little bit longer? Should I follow this counsel or that opinion? And most importantly, how long is it all going to take? Sometimes questions […]

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