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Social media is an angry place, isn’t it? Starting today, let’s put on the gentleness of the Lord. Let’s be the ones to de-escalate online and off. When something starts to get heated, let’s be the face of the love of Jesus!

Practice the Art of Gentleness

Practice the Art of Gentleness

Nothing is so strong as true gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as true strength. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Have you ever seen gentleness de-escalate a tense situation? If so, maybe you were the source of that gentleness. The Bible tells us that a gentle answer can calm a person’s anger (Proverbs 15:1). Gentleness almost

The Answer to Outrage

  In 2014, Slate magazine released a series of essays collectively called “The Year of Outrage” and described, “From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about… and how outrage has taken over our lives.” Essay titles included “The Outrage Project,” “The Life Cycle of Outrage,” “What ‘Outrage’ Means,” “Identity Outrage,” “The Cultural

With the Holy Spirit within us, we are empowered to control how we respond in conflict. If we want to be heard, we need to listen and speak with calmness. How have you seen interacting with strong calmness work in your own life?

Calm and Powerful

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. — Proverbs 15:1 Often I can remember the turning point of a conversation when it went from good to bad or from bad to good. At times, I could hear the Holy Spirit warn me: “Stay calm, lower your voice, answer gently.

Anxious for Nothing Week 2 — Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything… — Philippians 4:5-6 Unchecked anxiety can unleash an Enola Gay* of destruction that levels everything in its way. ~ Max Welcome back! It’s week two of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study with Max Lucado. *The Enola

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