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Freshen Up Your Communication with Positive and Supportive Language

Have you ever been in a hurry or just plain frustrated to where you were rather curt or downright rude to someone?  We tend to do this more with those we’re closest to rather than with strangers.  We use harsh words, we nitpick, we exaggerate, and we wound.  Sometimes we do it with our children and often we do it with our spouses.  Some of us do it so much it has become a habit and to the point where we don’t even realize we are tearing down the very ones God has entrusted us to lift up.  But God tells us in Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” We are called, Instead,...

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A Discouraging Word

Home, home on the range.... Where the deer and the antelope play... Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day. What is it about our home that makes it special?  It's safe, secure and supportive...or it should be.  When  your home is filled with discouraging people (or your life is), it can be difficult to become rejuvenated, rested and ready to take on the day.  The rest of the world can be against you, but if those who are supposed to support us are negative, challenging and difficult, it can make life more stressful. Do you have people in your life who are discouraging?  Do you have to deal with them on a...

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