Posts Tagged "tolerate"

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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Opinion: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in reflecting on scripture, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Opinion: Reflecting on Scripture

Have you ever held a different opinion from someone you loved? Did you feel your relationship was at risk because you did not agree with them? Did you feel uncomfortable about having future conversations with them? Did you feel intimidated by any dialogue you might have around the controversial subject? Driving home  from work one evening, I was reflecting on the angst I felt in regards to this issue. I did not know how to settle my mind and heart about the disparity between my thinking and a significant family member’s approach to a particular subject. I felt the pressure to share their opinion or be cut off from continuing the relationship. I cannot say that I was praying about it; it felt more like I was musing on the idea of how to change my thinking so...

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