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Tearing Down or Building Up?

Tearing Down or Building Up?

Tear Down … or Build up?   I’m not sure why it is…but it seems easier to notice the bad qualities in other people than the good qualities. Likewise, other people often seem eager to criticize and point out flaws, rather than exercise some kindness and understanding. And even though each of us would rather hear kind words and encouragement over criticism, it seems to be our human nature to tear down instead of build up another person. Yet we…

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Do Unto Others As You Would Want Them to Do To You

Do Unto Others As You Would Want Them to Do To You

That “Golden Rule” is still relevant today. Do unto others as we would want them to do to us. Kindness never goes out of style. Criticizing others while still having a lot to work on in ourselves is simply hypocrisy. My mother-in-law came up with an interesting idea as a reminder of this. She had a small stone and wrote the number “1” on it–as in, anyone who is without sin, throw the first stone!     ~~*~~   Here…

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Coping with Correction and Criticism

Coping with Correction and Criticism

Coping with correction and criticism. Not an easy task, depending on the situation as well as the person dishing out the correction and criticism. Some people are just naturally judgmental and critical; others genuinely care about helping us overcome negative aspects of our lives so we can improve and reach higher levels of success.     Here’s your inspiration for this Friday evening before Christmas eve…   “Ask yourself how you react to correction or criticism. Try to be honest…

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Snowday Thursday – April 9 Devotions

Snowday Thursday – April 9 Devotions

Yes, here in Maine, it’s snowing…again! We got about 4 inches of snow overnight; and this was after we could finally see our driveway and part of the yard! But that’s OK–it won’t last long, because we’re supposed to see temps into the 50s and 60s over the next several days! COME ON, SPRING!!                                       Now onto today’s devotional shares. Remember, you…

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