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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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Walk Your Talk

“I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” ~Ephesians 4:1-2

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Kindness Is the Key

“When you, a mere human, pass judgment on others and yet do the same things as they do, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing … Continue reading

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Activating God’s Promise

My first feature film as a writer-director, Healing River, in production. “This is what the LORD God says, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not.” ~Isaiah 30:15 … Continue reading

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Miss Take

Lessons in Patience, Part One I may hold the record for the longest pause before laughing at a joke. When I was around 6 years old, our next-door neighbor finally completed years of time and money-devouring work on a lavish … Continue reading

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An Essay About Rocks

Rokz hav been arownd for Ever. They mosly jus sit ther. Somtymz they fall down. They hav nothing else to do. They ar very payshent. I am not. Mitchell T. (age withheld)

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Here’s a Little Help…

…to get you through the week: You’re welcome.

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It’s His Kindness

It is commonly believed that repentance must come before forgiveness. Aren’t you glad God disagrees? “When you pass judgment on others, yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Do not disregard the riches of his … Continue reading

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Instant Wisdom

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “And then goes on and on for like freakin’ forever!” ~Derek Tzu (Lao’s nephew) If only wisdom were microwaveable.

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