Conflict

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33). Do you ever have one of those weeks when you’re stuck emotionally? You feel like your mental energies are drained and you’re shouldering a […]

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What does God call us to do when we experience tension in personal conflicts? (For last week’s tips, #1-4, click here.) 5.)  Forgive those involved. Take a few minutes and make a mental list of whom you need to forgive. Breathe out resentment. Breathe in forgiveness. 6.)  Speak present-future over one another. Acknowledge the contributions […]

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“We must be careful that when tension occurs it does not become a friction. We take the issues that may potentially divide us and put them on one side. This is a time to renew our friendships, allowing the Holy Spirit to ease the friction. Yet we must remember that we cannot hold onto something […]

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I hope you’re experiencing tension in your key relationships today. “When direction . . . comes, it drops into the tension between the present and the future . . . this tension doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong. It means that something is happening! It is impossible to move without tension. No one can grip […]

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September 22, 2011

Lynn Hare Piano

  Piano lessons with fun, creative synergy for children and adults. Contact me at lynnhare.com/piano. Learn beginning and early intermediate keyboard: music reading, ear training, rhythm, playing from chord charts, and composing. I’m a certified teacher of 35+ years. Address:  9850 SE Division Street, Portland, OR, 97266 Phone: (503) 680-2753 Business Hours: Tuesdays 1 pm – 8 pm (Thursday […]

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Last week Tim and I headed up to Trout Lake, Washington to enjoy a week together.  We looked forward to celebrating 30 years of marriage with a little R & R out of town. Before we left, there’d been conflict after conflict between us.  Without meaning to, we began to focus on the negative.   […]

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A few weeks ago I spotted a T-shirt advertising the Molalla Buckeroo, an annual rodeo in Oregon: “More than yesterday. Less than tomorrow.” As we grow in Christ, we have the advantage of seeing gains in our knowledge of  Scripture and its applications to relationships. I’m not the same wife I was five years ago. […]

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“In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Eph. 4:26, 27) How do you celebrate the first week of summer?  I celebrate it by taking an inventory of who I need to forgive. Then I call or […]

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Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.   (Rom. 12:21) When I prayed about what to do with an overbearing co-worker,  Jesus whispered to me, “Buy her cupcakes.”  It seemed absurd, but I decided to go along with it anyway.  (Click here for Part 1.  Click here for Part 2.) I drove across town […]

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Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Rom. 8:34) How did I deal with difficult people in the workplace who were accusing me with lies and seemed overpowering?  Click here […]

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