Category Archives: Gossip

Speech therapy exercise

Tone of voice can make a big difference. Honest words spoken with hurtful tones are self-defeating. Continue reading

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An act of mercy to stop gossip

we gossip against them when we tell third parties what they have no business knowing. We act in mercy when we act in their good—to stop gossip rather than pass it on, to overlook offenses rather than make them known, to set aside unconfirmed information rather than believe it. Continue reading

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Let them see it!

Here we learn about non-verbal means of witness that can lead to verbal inquiry from others. Continue reading

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Are you a cantankerous Christian?

Whether old or young, ask yourself if you’re known for being cantankerous and irritable or gracious and grateful. Continue reading

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Formula E429 could change your life!

Think of how many times we could defuse a situation by choosing better words and tones. But don’t miss my WARNING LABEL! Continue reading

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Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They savor bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from them. Continue reading

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5 links to see (and a fun video)

4 thought-provoking articles. Continue reading

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The Gospel vs. Religion

The word gospel means good news. It is the opposite of the message of religion that tells you to get your act together if you hope to be accepted by God. Religion buries us under the weight of the impossible. … Continue reading

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Are you discouraged by disunity?

There are many threats to Christian unity but the key to unity in a Church is not the absence of conflict but a shared commitment to pursue reconciliation when conflict occurs Continue reading

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Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They enjoy bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from people like this.  These are people who give you a feeling that they wouldn’t mind hearing a little … Continue reading

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