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[7 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’m a shining bell
My perfection protects me
Nothing can penetrate
My inside is pitch black
My shell gets cracked
Brokenness opens me
I’m no longer perfect
Light enters the crack
I become enlightened
My heart swells
My ears open
I see with new eyes
My mind expands
My ignorance lessens
I see myself in others
I’m no longer superior
I help brothers and sisters
Broken together
We grow as one.

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[27 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

His manner gentle
His eyes tender
His smile approving
His heart forgiving
His acceptance unbounded
His healing miraculous
His caring unfathomable
He is humble
 
We are prideful
Our hearts are hardened
We pass judgment
We feel superior
We exclude others
We crave possessions
We die for wealth
We worship power
 
He heals the broken
He empathizes with sinners
He practices forgiveness
 
We can’t accept His love
Believe we don’t deserve it
Like Judas we refute it
Guilted by unrequited love
We betray Him who loves us
We’re forgiven seventy times seven
 
Like Peter we’re weak
Deny we know or follow Jesus
We can’t stand His vulnerability
He accepts death to save us
He is the sacrificial Lamb
He …

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[26 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

A lively monkey and a quiet turtle fell deeply in love and married
Marcie Monkey respected her turtle for being calm, cool, and collected
Titus Turtle adored his monkey for her exuberance and excitement
In time, Marcie complained her turtle didn’t share his feelings
Titus prayed his talkative monkey would restrain herself
Both blamed their partner for the problems in their marriage
Marcie suggested Titus learn to dance and be more talkative
Titus chided Marcie for exploring her feelings
He wanted to fix her “problem” of having strong emotions
Marcie wanted more sharing with her subdued turtle
Titus sought peace …

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[3 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

To blame no one but myself,
To take full responsibility
For everything I’ve said or done,
Thought or felt,
Wow!

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[27 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Our Image of God
Shapes our lives
A punishing judge
A supporting guide
Absent
Non-existent
What is your image?
How is it affecting you?
 

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[1 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

Life accumulates
Death eliminates
Life complicates
Death simplifies
Life encumbers
Death releases.
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[24 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You cannot do anything
That contradicts your self-image,
Henry Ford observed:
“If you think you can, you can
If you think you can’t, you can’t
Either way you’re right.”
Be bold: do what you would do
If you knew you could not fail.
@Dr. Doug Welpton

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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You’re to blame, I’m the victim,
Innocent, without guilt,
Helpless, powerless,
Self- respect vanishes.
Confronted with my victimhood,
I ADMIT BLAME,
I SHOULDER RESPONSIBILITY,
FIND EMPOWERMENT,
FEEL LIGHT, NOT HEAVY,
GROW INCHES TALLER.
© Dr. Doug Welpton

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[20 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Perfection protects
Nothing penetrates
Brokenness opens
Light enters
Ears listen
Eyes perceive
Minds change
Emotions rouse
Action surges
Life blossoms
 
© Dr. Doug Welpton

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[17 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

You can’t
Shame me
Without my consent
 
©Dr. Doug Welpton