The Gulf Coast has been devastated by the BP oil-well disaster. Any attempt to estimate the amount of damage this spewing well has caused will only fall short. The word most used to describe the feeling of everyone touched by this disaster is — frustration. There is simply nothing that we can personally do but wait until BP caps the well — or is there?
Derek continues his series on friends. When you and your brother (friend) have a disagreement, don’t take the grievance to someone else. Talk directly to your friend and you’ll be amazed how easily differences can be worked out.
When a Father speaks, his children are profoundly impacted by his words. We need to be extremely careful what and how we speak to our children. Our words can have a powerful impact on a child in the positive, they can have tremendous negative impact as well.
When things go wrong, the natural tendency is to look for someone to blame. You can go all the way back to the Garden of Eden on this one. When God asked Adam what he’d done, he said it was Eve’s fault. Then when God questioned Eve, she blamed it on the snake. The same thing happens today.
Growing up in Oklahoma, my sport of choice was wrestling. I was fortunate to have a very good coach; one who conditioned us physically, instructed us on the strategies of a match, and also mentored us in life. He taught us how to conduct ourselves before, during, and after a match.