Loving Above the Fray

It’s easy to love those who are lovable. When people are cooperative and love us back, it’s a breeze. The challenge comes when relationships are messy, our tempers are short, and people disappoint us with their choices. Loving others above the fray is no easy task. The Bible has a wealth of things to say…

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Giving Above the Fray

Modern life is busy. Even when we try to simplify, things have a way of creeping back to a busy blur at times. This week, as we consider how to live above the fray, the topic is how we can give. Giving in this context means time and resources. It isn’t necessarily just about material…

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Thinking Above the Fray

The battle to live life above the fray is ultimately won or lost on the power of thought. Thinking well is an important and powerful tool. The way we think about ourselves, our circumstances, and others determines how we will choose to live our lives. In short, if your thoughts stink, your life will probably…

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Life Above the Fray Series

If you were assigned to watch your own life as a third party and take notes, what would your notes reveal? Is there peace, chaos, or some combination of the two? Do the people in your sphere of influence drain you of your energy or energize you? Do you add to the stress of your…

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Back to the Beginning

It’s been a few weeks since the new year began, and so far…it’s a wonderful year! We’re back to the beginning. On New Year’s Day, I began the day in my small sunroom with a cup of coffee, the Bible, and piano hymns. I usually listen to more contemporary worship music these days but decided…

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