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‘To thine own self be true’

‘To thine own self be true’

It’s easier to maintain your integrity than to regain it. It may cost you to do the right thing, but it will cost you more to abandon your principles. ‘Like a bird hatching an egg it did not lay, so are…people who get rich by cheating. When their lives are half finished, ...

Bob Gass

June 7th, 2017

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Let go of your past

Let go of your past

Comedian Jerry Lewis joked that his best wedding gift was a film of the ceremony – because when things got really bad in his marriage he could go into a room by himself, run the film backwards, and walk out a free man! We smile, but you can’t go back and rewrite history any ...

Bob Gass

June 6th, 2017

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Anger management (5)

Anger management (5)

If you’re serious about managing your anger, here are two things to keep in mind: 1) Don’t hang out your dirty laundry in public. Keep it in the laundry room. When you’re hurt and angry, spreading gossip about your offender comes naturally. Don’t do it. The Bible says, ‘A ...

Bob Gass

June 5th, 2017

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Anger management (4)

Anger management (4)

The Bible says: ‘Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live’ (vv. 29-30 NLT). Notice, when you lash out ...

Bob Gass

June 4th, 2017

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Anger management (3)

Anger management (3)

What you store on your computer’s hard drive can be recalled by touching a key. Jesus said: ‘The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart…the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart ...

Bob Gass

June 3rd, 2017

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Anger management (2)

Anger management (2)

When it comes to practicing anger management, here are two important Bible principles: 1) Don’t blame people and things. Blaming is a way of evading responsibility while pointing your finger elsewhere. ‘If only you’d arrive on time, I wouldn’t have to nag you,’ or ‘If you’d ...

Bob Gass

June 2nd, 2017

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Anger management (1)

Anger management (1)

Here’s a Bible plan for growth that includes anger management: ‘Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the

Bob Gass

June 1st, 2017

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Paying it forward!

Paying it forward!

Mother Teresa wrote: ‘One night a man came to our house and said, ‘There’s a family of eight children who haven’t eaten for days.’ I took some food and went to see them. When I got there I saw the faces of little children disfigured by ...

Bob Gass

May 31st, 2017

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Winning the battle

Winning the battle

Do you ever feel like there’s a fight going on between your flesh and your spirit? If so, what can you do about it? a) admit that there is a battle! Your flesh will always crave satisfaction in lots of things God hates. In this way there is a war going on, unless your ...

Bob Gass

May 30th, 2017

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Family matters (4)

Family matters (4)

Coming home from the pub late one night Geoff got on a bus and was extremely surprised to bump into his very religious auntie. Rather scarily she said, ‘Do you know you’re headed straight to hell?’ ‘Oh dear,’ he said, ‘Don’t tell me ...

Bob Gass

May 29th, 2017

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