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

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 gently, or when they yell at you or speak aggressively at you? People respond better to gentleness in speech. Do you prefer when someone shakes your hand that they […]

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Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Friends, DOWN IN THE DITCH I spent many years serving as a volunteer fireman in a small rural town in Oregon. Many times we were called upon to rescue people who had been driving and ended up in a ditch full of dirt for one reason or another. They were lost physically in much the […]

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 […]