Monthly Archives: August 2012

Loving the ‘difficult’ person

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  What can we do then, when faced with what we think is a troubling personality? First, we can resist the temptation to react or retaliate. We can prayerfully affirm the individual’s special and sacred place among God’s children. I find it helpful to “rename” a person mentally as my “brother” or “sister.” “Have we not all one father?” the… Read more »

Something To Celebrate – August 6 – August 12

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    12 Of The LGBT Moments Of The Week August 6 – August 12 Posted: 08/12/2012 12:02 pm Updated: 08/12/2012 12:09 pm   With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlight some of the good news featured on The Huffington Post. Every other… Read more »

Ending the misery

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  IT GETS BETTER DUNCAN PRIDE HOUSE LONDON 2012 Duncan talks about his coming out experience and how sport had a positive impact on his life.… VIEW THE VIDEO IT GETS BETTER CLAIRE HARVEY PRIDE HOUSE LONDON 2012 Team GB Paralympic Captain, Claire Harvey talks about her experiences for It Gets Better at Pride House London 2012… Read more »

One-time skinhead Arno Michaels helps youths respond with compassion

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  “I told [Michaels] it’s almost necessary to forgive yourself in order to be as effective as you can be,” ex-Latino gang member Mr. Rangel says. “Even if you feel you’re undeserving. Children are very concrete in their perception of people. If you don’t practice what you preach, they’ll sense it.” *   One-time skinhead Arno Michaels helps youths respond… Read more »

Dear Hypothetically Gay Son

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    John Kinnear Father and part-time ‘daddy blogger Dear Hypothetically Gay Son Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors   On Tuesday morning I ran across this letter on Reddit, from a father disowning his gay son. It broke my heart. It’s not the first time that I’ve seen something like this; here in Utah it’s… Read more »


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   FORGIVE 70 x 7 By Kate Robertson There’s an old adage:  ”When you point a finger at someone, three more are pointing back at you.”  Try it. The more I started thinking about those instances when I felt “victimized,” the more I realized that I was seeing the other person as aggressive, angry, thoughtless, careless, abusive, etc.  And… Read more »

Peace to struggling hearts

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  The men and women whose personal stories are hallmarked in the Bible were not very different from you and me. Faced with extreme difficulties and insurmountable odds, they did the only thing they could: They turned to God with all their heart, mind, and soul, expecting salvation where none appeared possible.  WEB ORIGINAL Peace to struggling hearts By Charlene… Read more »

Are we Living the letter or the Spirit of Christian Science?

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  If we speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. … Read more »

God-empowered hope

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  There’s a message of hope for these times in this event. Today’s walls, whatever form they take, do come down. As the Psalmist put it, “Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (Ps. 42:11). It isn’t always easy to trust the inspiration that comes from hope,… Read more »

Special Edition – Team LGBT: Week One Wrap Up – 08/04/2012

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  Special Edition – 2012 London Olympics   They played, they scored, they medaled. Here’s where Team LGBT stands after the first week at the Olympic games. Team LGBT: Week One Wrap Up   – German cyclist Judith Arndt became the first out lesbian to win a medal in this Olympics, her fifth Olympic games since 1996, when she won a silver medal on… Read more »