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Handling Conflict - Run Away!

Run away! Okay, not really. But as a child, that's what I had learned. Every time my parents fought (often), my mom's reaction was "I'm leaving!" So, later in life, that's all I knew how to do. And to make it worse, I learned that if one felt passionate about something, then you SHOULD argue to make your point. My poor boyfriend (when I was 19), who was so sweet and caring, had to deal with me hopping out of the car at a red light when I didn't like what he said. Later, I would yell at him saying, "If you cared, you'd fight" (meaning he'd argue his point with me). Oh dear. No wonder my relationships never worked...until...

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Contentment in this world?

Ever wonder how the Apostle Paul was able to be "content in all things" while being imprisoned. Think about all he had gone through: stripped and beaten with rods, thrown into the unlit inner cells, feet locked into stocks and sitting in filth and stench. How could he sleep, let alone, be joyful enough to sing praises to God!  Paul says he LEARNED to be content whatever the circumstances (see VERSES below). He had found the greatest joy in the truth that Jesus was really the promised Messiah of Israel - the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophesies. And, if being content in all things isn't enough to ponder, think about how Paul's faith took a 180 degree turn when...

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Which takes more faith? You decide.

It always puzzles me how some people say there is no God and that Jesus certainly isn't God. Yet these very people often tell me they "put it out to the universe" in order to receive what they want.   I find that odd, to say the least, because why (& how) on earth would the UNIVERSE (an entity which lacks the ability to care and love) give a hoot about you and create for you what you ask for. It takes more faith to believe in that than to believe in the God of the Bible. 

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CONTEST: Win a FREE BOOK! Best definition of "LOVE" wins. Enter by 09/30/19.

As Kelly Minter says, we live in a time "when the word LOVE means just about anything under the sun, and therefore almost nothing." So how can we know what love really is? Answer: look at Jesus. He SHOWS us what love is...and much of what He demonstrates is having a servant-heart and putting others first. To enter the contest, email Janet your definition of love. Don't concern yourself with the number of words; focus on the content. EMAIL your entry to: Janet@RightToTheSoul.org

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