1. Remember, you can be wrong in your "rightness."
2. Recongnize the damage of uncontrolled anger. (It's only one letter away from danger.)
3. Prayerfully face the underlying issues -- why am I angry? What triggered it?
4. Deal with it directly -- keep short accounts.
5. Replace anger with kindness.
6. Guard your responses. An angry response to anger escalates anger.
Here's great post from my friend, Ron McClung: I have a friend who lives in another country, where the predominant religion is not Christianity. He told me about some Christian schoolboys who were walking along, minding their own business. Some other boys stopped them and said, “Why are you Christians? Why don’t you become one of us?” and they named their religion.Instead of giving a direct answer, one of the boys replied, “If you were going to a certain village, what if you lost your way and could not remember how to get there? If you saw two men lying in the grass, one of them dead and the other one alive, which one would you ask for directions?”The boy who asked the first question said, “I would ask the man who was alive, of course.”The wise young man said, “This is why we follow Jesus. He is not dead. He is alive.”What a great answer. He did not put down the other person’s religion. He simply affirmed his faith in a living Christ.Jesus told his followers, “In my Father’s hous…
When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean,And billows wild contend with angry roar,'Tis said, far down beneath the wild commotion,That peaceful stillness reigneth, evermore. Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests dieth,And silver waves chime ever peacefully,And no rude storm, how fierce soe'er it flieth,Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Here are 16 questions to help you as you face major decisions.
1. What is the real, bottom line issue here?
2. What would be most honoring to God? Have I prayed about it?
3. What are the pro's and con's? (Write them down.)
4. What do your respected advisors say?
5. What factors push you towards "yes"? Are they noble, upright, positive, and true?
6. What factors push you towards "no"? Are they noble, upright, positive, and true?
7. What new problems does the decision bring? (Every new plan brings new obstacles.)
8. What is the right thing to do?
9. T.H.I.N.K. (Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, & Kind?)
10. How will this decision impact other people? (both positively and negatively)
11. What have other, wiser people done in similar situations?
12. Do I have all of the information necessary to make a good decision?
13. Is the timing right?
14. Is this a "long haul" decision or a temporary fix? ("band aid" solutions don't la…
Boys and Girls Club @ LCO is organizing a fundraiser called Healing
Field: Finding Common Ground | Hayward 2012. Individuals or
organizations can purchase a full flag (a U.S. flag or an LCO flag) for $35.00 in memory of
a loved one and the flags will be displayed in unity in the field on the corner
of Hwy B and K from August 12-September 20. You can read more information about
this fundraiser here at the Healing Fields Website.
an official description of the tribute:
The Boys & Girls Club of Lac Courte Oreilles will host the
Hayward, Wisconsin – Lac Courte Oreilles Healing Field flag display this summer
with a massive display of U.S. Flags and Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Flags at the
corner of Highways B & K. The three-by-five foot flags posted in ordered
lines on eight-foot white poles will be an awe-inspiring honorary display to pay
tribute to the strength of our community while we continue to find common
addition to the fundraiser and…