Tag Archives | Anger

Confederate Statues and Taking Sides

There is a fierce battle raging in our country. The events in Charlottesville and the backlash that followed have sprouted bitter fruit from a crippled seed planted long ago. At a quick glance, the conversation is about Confederate statues, racism, and taking sides. Like a schoolyard fight, we line up on one side holding fast to our stereotypes, anger, and hatred for those across from us. But is that really the issue? In a moment of clarity, I feel like God […]

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President Trump, Celebrities, and a Vegan Cleanse

Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America. If that sentence makes you cringe, chances are, you’re part of the nearly 66 million who voted otherwise. Or you’re in the most “vilified segment of American society” which means you’re probably not reading this small-time blog anyway. But truthfully, there are some of us on the other side of the aisle who are right there with you. Yes, despite the stereotype of football-watching-white-middle-America (and a lot of other […]

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A Greater Hope for Our Nation

Over the past few months, I have given an excessive amount of energy toward calming my fears about the state of our nation. I began to look to politics and the upcoming Presidential race as my source of hope. Maybe if the “right” person was elected, it will solve the problem. The weight of this misplaced hope became an anchor in my life—like I was swimming with something tied around my neck, carrying around a burden that I couldn’t pinpoint. I’d find myself waking up each morning, […]

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America, Lay Down Your Stones

Most mornings, I sit on my front porch listening to the birds. In the stillness, I enjoy my coffee and God’s word. While the world moves at a feverish pace, these moments provide a peaceful solitude in spite of the busyness. My spirit and soul are nourished. Then, I scroll through my Facebook feed and the peace seems to dissipate. The birds’ chorus fades into a bitter backlash of human emotion as friends and acquaintances destroy each other with their words. My […]

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This Post Might Make You Angry…

Answering the question of anger could be the single, most important step in the direction of our dreams that we could ever take.  Why? Anger is a roadblock. Not the kind that appears as a wall to breakthrough or pass over, but the deceitful type.  It stays hidden, crouching; waiting to attack. Anger is the kryptonite to our soul. As Mike Ashcraft so eloquently put it, “Anger keeps our excuses relevant.” Here’s the problem with anger: It disguises itself differently in […]

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