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The Problem with Profanity and Negative Language: It’s A Heart Issue

quirkywritingcorner:

Nice post.
I was upset with being short of breath so much lately and tried to type a cuss word to stress my feelings. I misspelled it. I’m not much of a cusser and I guess it shows!

Originally posted on Making A Dent in The World: One Child at A Time:

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I was raised in a good, Christian home and went to church whenever the doors were open, but for some reason all of those horrible 4 letter words made their way into my vocabulary and my life. Using profanity became such a part of my every day that I could use multiple 4 letter words in one sentence and wouldn’t even notice. It became habitual, like brushing your teeth or something.  I was able to hide this about myself to my parents and church people for the most part, but I still did it so frequently. I don’t know if it was partly a freedom and control thing or where this issue stemmed from, but I know a big issue at hand is my heart. I’ve found that I have a lot of unresolved anger and I don’t understand quite where it comes from but I realize this in me and…

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4 Ways The Church Has Misguided America

quirkywritingcorner:

very good points

Originally posted on In Other Words:

misguidedIf there is one thing I can’t stand it is pastors or theologians who spend most of the time bashing the church and telling us all the things we are doing wrong. On one hand, I understand that there needs to be a firm, prophetic voice that arises from time to time to get the bride of Christ back on track. This should not be news to anyone. There are some, however that are just plain (for a lack of a better word) grouchy about every square inch of what the church takes part in. Brothers and sisters, I hope you do not think this is me, and you realize that I love being a pastor, and wouldn’t trade my calling for anything. As many pastors, much smarter than me, have reiterated, “the Church is God’s plan to convey the Gospel to the world…there is no plan B.” So, I hope…

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The real truth of the First World War

quirkywritingcorner:

Interesting!

Originally posted on M J Wright:

There has been a growing consensus among historians in recent years that the First and Second World Wars were not separate events. They were two acts in a 31-year drama that began in 1914.

Ration party of the Royal Irish Rifles on the Somme, probably 1 July 1916. Public domain, from Wikimedia Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_Irish_Rifles_ration_party_Somme_July_1916.jpg

Ration party of the Royal Irish Rifles on the Somme, probably 1 July 1916. Public domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Indeed, there are reasons to argue that this war was followed by a third act, set up by the collapse of the old order in the First World War – the rise of Communism, which was not resolved by the Second World War and led to the Cold War. That did not end until 1992. These events defined the society, politics and economics of the twentieth century; and it is for these reasons that Eric Hobsbawm has argued that this century – in those terms – was a ‘short’ century, beginning in 1914 and ending in 1992.

I’m inclined to agree. As…

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A Prayer Post To Those Who Are Hurting

quirkywritingcorner:

We’ve been studying prayer in Sunday School.

Originally posted on Making A Dent in The World: One Child at A Time:

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Dear Lord,

I come to you today on behalf of those who are hurting. Lord I know what it feels like to be hurt, to feel like you’ve fallen so far you can’t overcome it. But Lord, that isn’t so with you, Lord you can overcome all hurt and you can bring peace where we think it is impossible. Lord, I don’t know the needs or hurts of others but you do and Lord I know that you do. Lord, I am praying right now that you would come to them and wrap your loving arms around them, I pray that you would give them your peace and help them to know that you are right there with them, that you never left their side and that they are never alone. Lord, please gently guide them to seek you out in your Word. Lord, give them comfort in the season of life…

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8 Benefits Of Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

quirkywritingcorner:

Reading these points gives you a better basis for making your choice. I would have loved to stay at home, but I didn’t have that option.

Originally posted on Making A Dent in The World: One Child at A Time:

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I recently read an article that was titled, “When Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Isn’t A Choice”, if you would like to read it you can simply click here. In the article she discusses how many women are being forced into staying home because their income alone would basically only cover the costs of daycare. I get this, really, I do because I am someone who is in the same position. However, I choose to view being a stay-at-home mom as a choice I have made because there are more factors that went into the decision of me staying home with my son. So, I agree with her article, but I felt like it seemed a bit negative and I wanted to bring to light the many benefits of being a stay-at-home mom.

1.A peace of mind knowing that your child is getting the time, attention, and love that they…

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the silence between words

quirkywritingcorner:

nicely said

Originally posted on maxada mandala:

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I must hear the silence
between your words
to know how hard they
are for you to say.
Too smooth …I’ll know
you’re riffing jazz
to stay afloat until I say
stop…and we hide
in why and wherefore,
or you say…stop…and
we listen to a replay
of what and we’ll…
until we space our words
like two leaves on a winter tree
reluctant…holding on to stay…
words between the silence.

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Rob Gonsalves

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CHUCKLES

DID NOAH FISH?
A Sunday school teacher asked, “Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?”
“No,” replied Johnny. “How could he, with just two worms.

UNANSWERED PRAYER
The preacher’s 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.
“Well, Honey,” he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. “I’m asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.”
“How come He doesn’t answer it?” she asked.

BEING THANKFUL
A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, “So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That’s very commendable. What does she say?”
The little boy replied, “Thank God he’s in bed!”

ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, “And all girls.” This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, “Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?”
Her response, “Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying ‘All Men’!”

SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother’s
house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away..
“Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer.” said his mother.
“I don’t need to,” the boy replied.
“Of course, you do “his mother insisted. “We always say a prayer before eating at our house.”
“That’s at our house.” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook.

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