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  1. Addie
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

    WOW!!! Brave lady!

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    • Salina Christaria
      Feb 14, 2018 @ 10:37 am

      I know, right? I love that she did what made her happy instead of sulking at home and blaming others! May we all be so brave! ~ Salina

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  2. Bette Boop
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    I just came from a Bible study in Romans In Chapter 12:1-3 it related the reactions of most of the earths response for life but not responded on. Earlier a visit with the Pastor of a church I was considering attending I was asked the question of the walk of my life. I shared the truth of feeling like a peeled zero for the most of it. He spoke harsh truth to me by saying” he never wanted to hear me say those words again. That was only wrong criticism of a person that was created by God.”

    I had a decision; huff up at what he said or explore the fact I made of myself. I chose to try to find truth for my own good. I had lived with myown opinion and found little peace and happiness in it.

    In the book of Romand chapter 12, I read the transformation that can come by renewing my mind. But how can I do that? Verse 3 started a quest when the last part of the verse spoke of a measure of faith being given to us. I humbly asked to be taught how its used in myown life and renew my mind with new information. By that measure of faith, plesae show me the way.

    My quest was honored after a lot of time reading my Bible and taking the words into my heart. Truly I became a new creature in Christ. I found the life in words that can set us free, by reaching out to have my mind renewed. This was the best critisism I could have recieved. betteboop

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    • Salina Christaria
      Feb 14, 2018 @ 10:43 am

      Hi Bette. Thank you for sharing this deep truth. I have never heard the expression of “feeling like a peeled zero.” I’m glad that pastor set you straight about not talking about yourself like that, since you have immense value being created in the image of God. That was right criticism about wrong criticism indeed! Good for you for being willing to investigate the truth in his reprimand, instead of getting huffy and defensive. That shows you are teachable, which is a very wise thing to be. And now you are teaching us, too. Thank you! ~ Salina

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  3. Sal
    Feb 16, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    Hi There
    This brings a quote to mind, I heard a while back. I even had it tacked on the door of my shop, to remind me. “No one knows enough to be a judge.” So I really don’t believe there is a correctness to critique a person’s life journey. Our challenges only hinder or skew their challenges. Being supportive and compassionate will help them become confident. Critique is limiting, and doesn’t allow them to reach their potential.

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    • Salina Christaria
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 12:20 pm

      Hi Sal. You are so right. It is easy to look at someone else and think we would do things differently (and surely better) if we were in their shoes. But that is complete fantasy, since the only shoes we’ll ever wear are our own. It would be better to make sure we have matching socks before we venture out into the world, than to criticize the footpaths of others. Bravo, Sal! ~ Salina

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