What’s More Important – Feelings or Fighting?

I Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (NIV) Every one of us has a choice.  In each circumstance, every interaction – we all can choose whether we are going to consider others’ feelings or win at all costs. My husband puts this principleContinue reading “What’s More Important – Feelings or Fighting?”

Respect – Not Just a Verb

Respect – To hold in esteem or honor; to show regard or consideration for; to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with; to relate or have reference to (Dictionary.com). I do not usually consider myself to be someone who takes offense easily, but one theme that has been popular in our culture for many yearsContinue reading “Respect – Not Just a Verb”

Do You Have What It Takes?

Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (NIV). Authenticity is not for cowards.  According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, to be authentic is to be reliable, credible; genuine, real.  Those are some powerful words.  The question is whether or not we want to step up and accept the challenge ofContinue reading “Do You Have What It Takes?”

It Takes A Village

“‘Omwana ni wa bhone,’ meaning regardless of a child’s biological parent(s), (his) upbringing belongs to the community.” Kijita (Wajita) Proverb. The saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” (unknown source) is a commonly tossed around phrase.  There have been numerous books written about this important topic as well.  I feel that I wasContinue reading “It Takes A Village”