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Month: May 2014

O’ Be Careful Little Eyes, 3 Common Sense Ministry Tips for the Work Place

I am a writer, and so I love stories. I may not always add to the gossip, but sometimes I am tempted to listen to it. With God’s help, I am learning to walk away from all ugly talk (no matter how juicy it may be), AND doing that in a discreet manner rather than casting judgment on the ones who are participating, because let’s face it—I really want to hear the dirt. Father, God—Give me the patience to listen to and care for others as Jesus does. Let me not be tempted to join in with gossip and tarnish my testimony. Rather than New Year’s resolutions this year, I chose a Bible verse to shape my year. Considering the challenges I would face with my new position at work, it seems obvious that God gave it to me. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Eph 4:29, NIV).