What can be done when annoying bees buzz gossip into our ears, casting doubt about a friend or loved one's character? How do you handle it? Do you accept the information as valid and true, or do you go directly to your friend for his or her side of the story? Have you let a … Continue reading Queen Bee Gossip: Sweet as Honey or a Toxic Sting? (Series: Toxic People and Situations)
It's April Fool's Day! It's a silly day for playing some good ol' funny jokes and having a bit of fun! At the same time, there's a fine line when it comes to making sure we don't sin in our silliness; by telling lies to our loved ones and friends, using their phobias to frighten … Continue reading Fools and the Foolish… Is it ALL just “Fun and Games?”
When people hate you because you love Jesus and tell others about his miraculous healing...when people hate you because you care enough to tell them the truth about false teachers who bring false hope and false prophecy, which will bring them more pain...when people gossip about you and listen to lies because it makes them feel … Continue reading Go Away, Dismay!
(from a series related to narcissistic abuse) Gossip is a long train of lies hitched onto half-truths, sprayed with graffiti, speeding its way down the rough, bumpy track. Who knows where it's going? It's dangerous, but it seems like everyone wants to jump on board, and it can cost people their lives. It's not easy … Continue reading The Gossip Track…It’s A Train Wreck!
Have you forgiven someone, only to be accused of harboring unforgiveness, because you’ve had to establish necessary boundaries for healing and protection? If you're feeling guilty about having less contact because of an unhealthy or abusive relationship, the guilt is not from God. God does not want His children to be doormats. How can we … Continue reading 12 Steps to Forgiveness with Boundaries
Taking an honest look into the character of the people around us, is one way to find out which people are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing. It’s not that difficult, but it means we need to open our eyes to what the bible has to say about character, and then be willing to accept the truth, … Continue reading Sheepish Character? False Christians Cause Division! (Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing)
by Angela Royse Pelleman The bible tells us we shouldn’t be concerned when others gossip about us. When others slander us behind our backs, telling lies, it's so good to know that God has our back! We can trust in Him completely, because He is Truth, and it will eventually come out. Those who belong … Continue reading Gossip, Lies, and Slander? No worries! God has Your Back!