Internet Trolls and Differing Opinions

A week ago I had my first experience with a social media troll. Wikipedia defines an internet troll as: “a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the […]

Contemplating Someone Else

I believe that one of the most loving things you can do for someone else is truly listen to them. At the same time, I’m kind of a talker. I was a pastor for almost 15 years and people wanted to hear me speak. They paid me to speak – and not just on Sunday’s! […]

Listening

My deficiencies as a Mr. Fixit have been well documented. So it’s a wonder why, when it comes to my wife, I’ve always tried to fix every dilemma or hardship she’s ever come to me with. I’ve never been a very good listener and most of the time I dismissed what she was telling me […]

Well, Actually…

Well, actually… That’s a phrase said often around my house. ┬áSomeone makes a statement and another person (with a slight air of superiority) correctingly says, “Well, actually…” ┬áTranslation: you may think so, but you’re wrong and let me tell you that you’re wrong and why you’re wrong and how you’re wrong and all the different […]