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TAKE A BREATH

“Take a breath and count to ten.”  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  It sometimes works with children, but what about  adults?  How do we control our anger when faced with so much of it every day?  … Continue reading

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DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA

It’s been a while since I’ve spouted off.  When I do, I’m like one of those geysers in Yellowstone, that can’t contain itself.  Lately, I’ve been trying to distance myself from the news and all the back and forth drama … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?

“Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” ― Aristotle … Continue reading

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WHY?

An image difficult for any parent, grandparent, teacher or law enforcement officer to see.  Children, not yet knowing what their future holds for them – innocents who are supposed to feel safe in their schools – victims of the whim … Continue reading

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REALITY?

When reality TV grabbed hold of society a number of years ago, I was hopeful that it was a passing fancy and would soon disappear.  Unfortunately, life has become one big reality show.  Instead of the glaring headlines of the … Continue reading

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LIPSTICK ON A PIG

There’s a thing floating around on Facebook these days.  If everyone posts fine art instead of political rhetoric on their sites, it will flood Facebook with beauty instead of the other stuff.  I admit, I got suckered into it too.  … Continue reading

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FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE

The book of James has a lot to say about the malady called Foot in Mouth Disease.  It starts with the most powerful muscle in the body – the tongue.  We can become so oblivious to the effects of that tiny muscle, that … Continue reading

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QUIET CITY STREETS

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© The once quiet, peaceful city took on the ugliness of a terrorist attack, Smoke filled the air, clothing torn from bodies, blood flowing, buildings crushed like a house of cards and a little child’s cry … Continue reading

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ANGER AND RAGE AND HATE, OH MY!

He tells it like it is and even though he’s not the average politician, he’s followed by those who have held their anger with the government within.  They yearn for new leadership without the ties to an overly corrupt body of administrators.  … Continue reading

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No Sense in Violence

A life snuffed out in an act of senseless violence, Another tear is shed, there is no recompense, What makes a mind go so crazy, that all that’s real grows hazy? There seems to be a blindness to all the twisted minds … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M SO ANGRY?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”  How true.  Anger is not only a negative emotion, it’s non-productive.  When we’re angry our adrenaline starts to pump, our demeanor changes, our … Continue reading

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