“Word rage” is how my friend and preaching colleague, Wilson Adams, framed it. I don’t know if he coined the term or not, but it’s descriptive of a pervasive problem among people.
In a recent facebook post Wilson wrote, “Social media is becoming akin to the psychological phenomenon of road rage. Psychologists tell us when some get behind the wheel of a car, their personality morphs into unrestrained aggressiveness. Suddenly the mild-mannered become the wild-mannered. Oddly, the driver’s seat gives them permission to see red.” Continue reading
In a recent “Thought For The Day,” Alan Smith shared this great story!
There once was an older man who went out jogging. He was running around a track that circled the high school football field while the team was conducting their practice. When the football players began running their sprints up and down the field, the man said to himself, “I’ll just keep running until they quit.” So they ran. And he ran. And they kept on running. So he kept on running. Continue reading
Today’s post is the response to a reader request.
Ken, could you please give me your opinion, of course based on scripture, regarding anger? I have heard people say they can become really angry because the Bible says “Be angry, and sin not”, but where do you draw that line between being angry and sinning in your anger? Thank you for your response. Gail
Gail’s question is a good one for us to think about. Consider these four points. Continue reading
The United flight was cancelled. The airport was crowded. And a single gate agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.
Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and demanded, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry sir. I’ll be happy to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first. But I’m sure we’ll work something out.”
Unimpressed, the man shouted, so everyone could hear, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Continue reading
In the spring of 1894, the Baltimore Orioles came to Boston to play a routine baseball game. But what happened that day was anything but routine. The Orioles’ John McGraw got into a fight with the Boston third baseman. Within minutes all the players from both teams had joined in the brawl. The warfare quickly spread to the grandstands. Among the fans the conflict went from bad to worse. Someone set fire to the stands and the entire ballpark burned to the ground. Not only that, but the fire spread to 107 other Boston buildings as well. (From “Daily Bread”) Continue reading
Filed under Anger, Family
It began as a friendly Xbox game of Madden NFL 2013. It ended with a night in jail. USA Today reported that two brothers, Michael and Abrey Mayweather of Racine, Wisconsin, were arrested for domestic abuse when the competition got physical.
According to the criminal complaint the 21-year-old, Michael, took the loss and his 19th year old brother’s name calling personal. The dispute became physical when Michael tried to lock Abrey out of the apartment. The two began shoving one another and it turned into a full-fledged fight. According to the police report, the door was ripped off its hinges, the metal frame was bent and broken furniture was scattered through the apartment.
Now here’s the kicker….. Continue reading
Have you seen the AT&T commercial of the girl calling her boyfriend to tell him she’s giving him the silent treatment? He’s confused as she has already called him several times. Her validation for calling is that her family has “free unlimited mobile to any mobile minutes from AT&T so I can call all I want.”
He objects, and says, “I don’t think you understand how the silent treatment works.” At this point she is shown with a knowing nod and saying nothing. I think it is very clever. It gives you a chuckle. And there’s an element of truth in it. Continue reading