Coping with a Suffering Partner

I like this article.It keeps me from becoming contaminated by the very people thatI am helping.



Accidents happen, illness strikes, we age and eventually die. Here are some suggestions on how to cope with a partner who is suffering from a pain of the mind, body, heart or soul.

1. Fight the urge to run away or shut down
Let’s face it, it is in our nature to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Seeinga loved onesuffer is one of the most heart wrenching experiences. If you feel like running away or giving up, you are not alone. But remember,it is not uncommon for a loved one who is suffering to prefer solitude. If this is the case, make sure not tofeel guilty for going about your regular routines. And especially, make sure to continue doing the things that bring you joy. Just bemindful if you begintelling your partner how great things are going.

2. Manage your reactivity
It is not uncommon to feel angry, frustrated or…

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Proverbs 22:1-10 A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness (Part 1)

By GL Jones

 A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 22.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:1-10) KJV 
1- A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

2- The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.

3- A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

4- By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.

5- Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

6- Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

7- The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

8- He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9- He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

10- Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. 


Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:1-10) NLT:

10- Choose a good reputation over great riches;being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

2- The rich and poor have this in common:The lord made them both.

3- A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

4- True humility and fear of the lordlead to riches, honor, and long life.

5- Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road;whoever values life will avoid it.

6- Direct your children onto the right path,and when they are older, they will not leave it.

7- Just as the rich rule the poor,so the borrower is servant to the lender.

8- Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster,and their reign of terror will come to an end.

9- Blessed are those who are generous,because they feed the poor.

10- Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.Quarrels and insults will disappear.


How to Deal with Negative People

Great Article!


rainbow_annie_brettell_driving_back_from_bristol“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” ~Joyce Meyer

Recognize and accept their toxicity
First and foremost, it is important to identify and accept that someonewe know is a negative person. This can be difficult, especially whenthe person is someonewe care about. Either way, we must be careful not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. We need toaccept that negativity is toxic andwill only breed more negativity. It is especiallyimportant to avoid complainers. People who complain have given up hope that their actions can make anydifference. We must be careful not to enable complainers by always listening to their woes.

Stop playingsavior and/or problem solver
As human beings, we are wired to connect.For most of us, it is in our nature to lend a compassionate ear to someone who is in need. We must be careful not to let ourselves fall into the trap of…

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Advice from a Dying 24 Year-old

Great Article!



I came across this today and felt compelled to share. Click here for the original link, or read below.

“Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this. I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without…

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Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21- Part 3)

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A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 21 of the Bible.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:21-31) KJV

21- He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

22- A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

23- Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

24- Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

25- The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

26- He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

27- The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

28- A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

29- Awicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

30- There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

31- THE horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.



Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:22-31) NLT

22-  The  wise conquer the city of the strongand level the fortress in which they trust.

23-Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,and you will stay out of trouble.

24- Mockers are proud and haughty;they act with boundless arrogance.

25- Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin,for their hands refuse to work.

26- Some people are always greedy for more,but the godly love to give!

27- The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable,especially when it is offered with wrong motives.

28- A false witness will be cut off,but a credible witness will be allowed to speak.

29- The wicked bluff their way through,but the virtuous think before they act.

30- No human wisdom or understanding or plancan stand against the LORD.

31- The horse is prepared for the day of battle,but the victory belongs to the LORD.