Monthly Archives: December 2015

Please, God, Make The Pain Go Away.

Benjamin Franklin noted, “In the world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” To Franklin’s two certainties, one could add “suffering.” Pain is real and all humans experience it. What are we to make of it? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale … Continue reading

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The Truth Shall Make You Free. Really?

The truth shall make you free. Really? I desire to be free … absolutely free … free without any boundaries whatsoever. But the Bible says that is not freedom. Freedom has a foundation: truth. “The truth shall make you free,” … Continue reading

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Leaders Who Are Deaf To Their People Are Not New To The World. Read The Thoughts of Frederick the Great (1712-1786).

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.

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Do You Add Or Subtract From A Teenager’s Sense Of Humanity, Dignity, and Worth?

Devaluation, when it is associated with money, represents a loss, “[it is] the official lowering of the value of a country’s currency,” (Wikipedia). Human devaluation represents a loss, too. It is an assault on a “person’s sense of humanity, dignity, … Continue reading

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Some Students Do Not Like School

  Some students do not like school because it represents an attack on their senses of self worth, value, and dignity. Schools are not knowingly designed to attack these senses, but the attacks do happen – unknowingly. And it is … Continue reading

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The “PTA Rule” In Adult/Teenager Conflict

  According to Hardy and Laszloffy in Teens Who Hurt, the “PTA Rule” can help in adult/teenager conflict. The PTA rule assert that parents, teachers, therapists, and other adults must be ‘stronger’ and ‘healthier’ than the adolescents with whom they interact … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Of The Desert

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