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Top Ten Resolutions toward eupan in 2014

From website. Resolutions toward peacebuilding - at home and for the world! This year, I will acknowledge how conflict presents an opportunity to enrich relationships. This year, I will make amends with people and not let our differences of opinion fester. This year, I will apologize and mean it. This year, I will stop blaming others. This year, I will take responsibility for how I contributed to disputes. This year, I will forgive and let bygones be bygones. This year, I will not be hard on others, or on myself. This year, I will not judge people. This year, I will value the importance of respecting other people’s opinions, even if I don’t agree with them. This year, I will listen. Toward eupan ~ ~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

How we treat others.

This is excerpted from the Blog of the editors of Wipf and Stock Publishers : An unattributed story from the Associated Press in last week’s paper recounted how a Mormon bishop in Taylorsville, Utah, (a suburb of Salt Lake City) had a make-up artist radically change his appearance so that he would be unrecognizable even to his own family. He dressed like a homeless man and showed up prior to Sunday services at his own church and interacted (or tried to interact) with the congregants. A couple gave him money, a few (especially children) spoke with him, but most hurried past him and didn’t want to speak to him or even look him in the eye. During the service, he approached the pulpit and revealed who he was—to the shock of the congregation. He was quite surprised that people were so taken aback. He told them that he didn’t pull this as a stunt and certainly did not intend to shame anyone. He simply wanted to hold up a mirror so that they could think about how they inte