There is a story of an older gentleman who spent a lot of time visiting very sick people in the hospital. As a gift, he would give each person a small, embroidered bookmark.
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As a child you may have used the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Romans 12:1-2 have been two of my favorite Bible verses for many years. I seem to remember learning them very early in life and they have stuck with me since.
The Rev. Rodney G. Perry, formerly of Pine Bluff, has been named the new pastor of Central Baptist Church at Denver, Colorado. A 1987 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Perry was appointed Dec. 1.
Face it…the longer you live, the more opportunities you have to be offended. The only way to never be hurt, offended or disappointed is to live alone in a cave in a remote island somewhere far away. Even then, the thought of people from your past can cause you problems if not dealt with properly.