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In Others’ Words: The Anger Remedy

In Others’ Words: The Anger Remedy

  The other night I decided to enter into a controversial debate . . . a conversation on Facebook, something I just don’t do. I wrote out my comment, editing it here and there, and then read it out loud to my husband Rob and my sixteen-year-old daughter, CJ. Here’s how the conversation went afterward: CJ: Can I say something? Me: Sure. CJ: You’ve told us if we’re angry... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Temptation of Bitterness

In Others’ Words: The Temptation of Bitterness

When I hear cautions against bitterness, I immediately think of the admonition: See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. (Hebrews 12:15 NIV) And Martin Luther King, Jr. got it right when he called bitterness a temptation — a choice we wrestle with … or against. Do I or don’t I allow myself to become b... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Focus

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” ~ William Ward, English missionary & author There came a time in my life when I had to face a harsh reality: I was an angry mommy. I had a lot of aspirations for myself as a mom — spilling angry words and actions out on my young children was not one of... Read More »