Tag Archives: Anger

A Few Words On Eruptions

27 Aug

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Dear Dave,

What do an active volcano, a shaken can of pop, and your temper all have in common?

They’re all been known to erupt and spill over at a moments notice.

I know that you don’t like blowing up at people, so take a few precautions…

  1. If something is bothering you, be open about it! Voice your anger rather than stuffing it.
  2. Share your frustrations with a spouse, counselor, or pastor.
  3. “Cast your cares on Him, for he cares for you.”  (1 Peter 5:7)

Shoot for Bruce Banner instead of the Incredible Hulk.

Sincerely,

Dave

 

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Alphabet Of Manly Virtues: “F” Is For “Forgiveness”

23 May

fYou would think that after being a Christian for a number of years that I would be so much better than forgiveness that I used to be… I’m not.

It’s still hard. I’m still learning. I have a long way to go.

Growing up with a steady diet of 80s vigilante films, I have this strong desire to see the bad guy get his comeuppance in the end. I don’t want to see handcuffs slapped on him, I want to see him taken out. I’m not proud of this fact, but I feel this constant tug-of-war in my heart between the part of me that desires an eye-for-an-eye, and the part of me that knows Christ has called me to something higher. Continue reading

How Do We Respond?

16 Apr

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The United States has gone through a lot of pain in the last year: The senseless massacre in Aurora… The heart-breaking slaughter of innocent children in Newtown… and now a brutal terrorist bombing in the heart of Boston on Patriot Day.

Over the next few days, everyone will be asking questions about the nature of the attack, the parties responsible, and the reasons behind the bombing. News media will be covering it for days. Memorials will cover your Facebook wall. It will be THE topic at the water cooler. As Christians, how do we respond? Continue reading

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