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That's What Friends Are For

Have you ever heard the saying (or some variant of it): You help me out, I help you out. That's what friends are for... Frankly, I disagree greatly. Why is that? Because friends mean more than that. Even criminals follow the tenet. "You scratch my back a
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Posted by on July 3, 2017

Ever Experience a Kind of Iconic Death?

We all, at some phase of our lives, experience the death of a friend or loved one. In fact, more than just one. And each one death detracts from our happiness to a degree. But have you ever experienced a death that affected you more than it would seem it
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Posted by on June 22, 2017

When is a Death a Tragedy?

"It was so tragic. She was so young. Cutoff before she experienced life." "He was a strapping young man when he died. He was going to get married. He never got to experience the joy of having a family." Have you ever heard words such as these? Indeed, ha
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Posted by on June 17, 2017

That's What Friends Are For

Have you ever heard the saying (or some variant of it): You help me out, I help you out. That's what friends are for... Frankly, I disagree greatly. Why is that? Because friends mean more than that. Even criminals follow the tenet. "You scratch my back a
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Posted by on July 3, 2017

Ever Experience a Kind of Iconic Death?

We all, at some phase of our lives, experience the death of a friend or loved one. In fact, more than just one. And each one death detracts from our happiness to a degree. But have you ever experienced a death that affected you more than it would seem it
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Posted by on June 22, 2017

When is a Death a Tragedy?

"It was so tragic. She was so young. Cutoff before she experienced life." "He was a strapping young man when he died. He was going to get married. He never got to experience the joy of having a family." Have you ever heard words such as these? Indeed, ha
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Posted by on June 17, 2017

My Best Friend in the Whole World!

We're raising 3 grandchildren (for the most part). One of them turns 5 shortly. We attended a gathering held some friends from our local congregation, and one of our nice young people, age 17, took him "under his wing." Jonas talked to the young guy until
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Posted by on May 23, 2017

From Whom Do You Take Advice?

We all have to make decisions. Sometimes we want advice. Yet without realizing it, we may predetermine not to listen to some of the advice we will receive. Do you only listen to the advice you want to hear, or do you keep an open mind? It's so easy to acc
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Posted by on May 18, 2017

Social MedIa isn't the best way to make friends. In fact it is a good way to make enemies.

When I first started my Facebook account I did it just for fun. I wanted to keep in touch with relatives and family members at first. I loved looking at family pics they sent to my Facebook wall. Then I began later writing for pay per writing sites suc
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Posted by on September 5, 2016

A friend don't leave you hanging.

Fair weather friends What about the bad weather? How about when your friend calls and tells you "I don't have time to talk now, I will see you before noon." and it's 9:23 AM. That means I have to remain in a state of waiting just so my friend can come ov
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Posted by on June 4, 2016

Dealing With Real Fears

What Might We Be Really Afraid of? I am not talking about snakes or spiders. Sometimes things we are afraid of are things that could really happen, either to ourselves or to someone we know. And these are some of the fears that are hardest to deal with. W
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Posted by on May 25, 2016

Collecting Anger Stamps

Prompted By lookatdesktop 's post lookatdesktop posted an article about anger management and impulse control a few days ago. It reminded me of an analogy I heard maybe 30 years ago about this. Green Shield Stamps or Trading Stamps Many yea
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Posted by on April 6, 2016

Games People Play

Prompted By a Now Disappeared Article Back just after Christmas, there was a post on PP called "Gone is the Christmas Tree. I had saved the link, but don't bother following it as it has gone AWOL! http://www.personapaper.com/article/44370-gone-is-the-chri
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Posted by on April 5, 2016