Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. — Anon. I came across the above recently, and I can’t get it out of my head. Some of us hide our struggles better than others, many shouldn’t, and yet, time and wisdom have taught me the truth of the above. I have also learned that…

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… let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger…. — James 1:19… This famous verse is not just about holding one’s tongue or anger. The author’s order of suggestions gives us a hint about what virtue he thinks is the most important — “be quick to listen.” In these days of shouting…

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No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under the bed, but puts it on a lamp stand, so that those who enter may see the light. — Luke 8:16. You’ve heard the expression: “he/she lights up the room when he/she enters.” I bet you know people like that. I certainly…

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Problems are easy to identify, solutions are another matter. I drove by our neighborhood soup kitchen the other morning. (By the way I love the idea of having a soup kitchen for the homeless in our neighborhood. Twice a week, Charlotte’s homeless are fed, given groceries, and checked on in one of the city’s best…

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  I read this weekend that poetry is a tool to break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones of feeling, recharge desire. (Adrienne Rich). As an Electrical Engineering student we didn’t take many classes about poetry, and I am embarrassed to admit that as a child my interest in poetry was pretty much…

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