Author Archives: Barry Brindisi

How Do We Edify One Another?

building1What 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?
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How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different

https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73cfdc895b9fc7dd9cf127bedd116b7d?s=128&d=mm&r=GThis 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…?

http://www.blanchardinternational.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/can-we-talk.-150x150.jpg 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.

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Will You Trust Me?

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.

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TIps For Creating Contents: YouTube & Blogging

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

A Tale Of Two Smarts

Today, I  am writing a Tale of Two Smarts.  I trust you will enjoy it. Is it a take on Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”? A Tale of Two Smarts is not a work of fiction and it doesn’t take place in the French Revolutionary War. However, there are some similarity and you will see what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Here In My Garage: Pride and Humility

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