Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

GENTLENESS By Richard L. Dunagin At their school carnival, our kids won four free goldfish (lucky us!), so out I went Saturday morning to find an aquarium. The first few I priced ranged from $40 to $70. Then I spotted it–right in the aisle: a discarded 10-gallon display tank, complete with gravel and filter–for a […]

Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

GENTLENESS By Richard L. Dunagin At their school carnival, our kids won four free goldfish (lucky us!), so out I went Saturday morning to find an aquarium. The first few I priced ranged from $40 to $70. Then I spotted it–right in the aisle: a discarded 10-gallon display tank, complete with gravel and filter–for a […]

Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

[do action=”vfquote” quote=”The way to overcome the angry person is with gentleness, the evil person with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.” author=”Indian Proverb” /] More Thoughts on Gentleness Mike and Amy Nappa First, let us consider others interacting with us: Do you prefer when someone talks to you calmly and […]

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Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Friends, [do action=”vfquote” quote=”The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are […]

Bruised Reeds

Have you ever heard the verse, “A bruised reed He will not break…” Can you picture the bruised reed? Fragile…easily shaken by the wind? Bent over, discolored, having been beaten and broken by some force? Maybe someone had charged their way through a cattail marsh and thrashed around a stick ahead of them, bashing the […]

Gentleness

Gentleness I remember growing up in our small town and all the old dear hearts and gentle people who lived there. You know who I am talking about, that kind old gentlemen or women who used to pat you on the head and give you a quarter. You have known them your entire life and […]