What comes to mind, when you hear the word, “edify”? Is it just a kind word? How about a positive pep talk? Would you think of constructive criticism?
Is there more to edifying someone than a kind word or compliments. Though a kind word can go a long way; an apt answer or a constructive word can do a great deal, for someone in need.
What is this? Am I saying, “Negativity is acceptable?” Destructive speech is never really acceptable; yet it is preferable to silence. What am I talking about?
This morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird? I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.
For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities. As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing. Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed.
As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.
Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! ” For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.
The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading
Can we talk? Are you really interested in a loudmouth YouTuber named BDoubleO100? Are you really interested in YouTube related stories? How I would love for BDoubleO to show his face and read this blog.
The man would likely ask the same question. Is your audience seriously interested in a loudmouth named BdoubleO? I could write such blog posts and it would annoy the heck out of the poor guy.
Can we talk? Continue reading
The other day, I wrote a story that was mired in pain. From my perspective, it is not the best way to write something like “Will You Trust Me?” I was struggling through a perceived lack of trust, directed at me.
What happened? Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those days? This morning, I find myself struggling with a potential blog story and I’m not certain of what to write. As I will listen to YouTube content creators, I know that this is a common occurrence. What shall I write? What is on my heart, today? Continue reading
Have you seen it? There is an ad on YouTube featuring a self-help guru. It features a man standing in a garage and there’s a nearby Lamborghini.
What is it about? How does such an ad come to be mentioned here, on a Christian blog site? How does Stephen Curry fit into this? Please continue reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading