Boarding At Platform 9 3/4

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After 5 years of prayer, darkness, depression, running from memories that brought me joy, gallivanting with memories that sowed hurt and anger, and failure to compartmentalize, my heart has been healed. I wondered when that day would come, or would I just stay seated on the train platform bench occasionally looking over my ticket for some glimmer of release.

Answer Social Media Unfriending & Unfollowing With Christ’s Love

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I was being called to honor others more than myself, to not let selfishness or pride be my guide. I was being called to love as Christ loved. Tonight is a night of lessons for me to learn, and I figured I would give a peak into the journey of my heart when hurt tonight—how the sausage was made. Pardon the metaphor, my Messianic Jewish friends. Social media continues to be a challenging battleground to show Christ’s love towards others—for all of us. The very human battle I experienced tonight was that I discovered that someone I had considered a …

Life Principle | Purpose To Love, Honor Others More Than Ourselves

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“In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.” ~ Philippians 2:3-4 There are a lot of sermons on loving others, but what does that actually look like? Christ’s love happens when you love others when it’s difficult. If you harbor annoyance in your heart towards someone, then you don’t harbor love for them. If your annoyance leads you to ignore or avoid them, then you do not love them. If any negative …

Consider Others More Than Yourself

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Life Principle: Treat others with respect and be considerate of them and they will be much more likely to treat you with respect and be considerate. You should be considerate of others simply because it’s the right thing to do. A week ago I returned a vacuum cleaner to Best Buy that I had a warranty on and the customer service person was thrilled beyond measure that I put labels on the vacuum cleaner with all of the warranty information. It’s a bit of an OCD thing for me but I also used to work retail and so I know …

It Is Neither Loving Nor Compassionate To Harm Others While Helping Some

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Article: Paris massacre ringleader used migrant crisis to get into France, PM says Because it is neither compassionate nor loving to hurt others in the name of helping some. Life Principle: It is neither loving nor compassionate to harm others while helping some. This is a good principle to remember in all areas of life when you decide who to help and who not to. It’s very easy for our emotions to lead us down the wrong path and make unwise decisions. Don’t put others in danger by helping someone, because in reality by hurting others in the process you’re …

Life Principle—Dying With Dignity, Choosing To Live Through Every Circumstance

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dig·ni·ty /ˈdiɡnədē/ noun the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. I’m thinking about Brittany Maynard out in Oregon who committed suicide this last weekend. Yes, that is what she did. Let us not change the language in order to shrink away from the horrible reality that is the consequences of our actions. Words have meaning and running away from a word’s meaning does not change the nature of what you do. Do you know why? Because a word’s meaning is derived from it’s nature, it’s nature is not derived from a word’s meaning. “being worthy of …