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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bullies Part 2

A tragedy recently unfolded in our neighorhood. A very beautiful 15 year old girl by the name of Hannah Pauley took her own life.
The cause?
She was relentlessly hounded on facebook. She was demeaned and taunted.

I couldn't help but feel ill when read her story.

How relentless and how cruel children can be!

As hard as it is to say....children are like sponges. Many emulate thier parents.
If a child sees a parent spitting hatred from thier lips, gossiping, talking bad about others, then chances are....

they are going to follow in the parent's footsteps.

If we want to stop bullying in schools, we need to find the root of the problem.
We need to look in the mirror and especially the words that come out of our mouths.
If we speak negative, then chances are...our children will follow suit, like lambs to the slaughter...

but if we can learn to speak life, the words that God has called us to speak,
then we can build our children and teach them to encourage and offer kindness to those that need it most.

I"m very sad and desperately sorry for the parents and family of Hannah.
I saw her father on the news a few nights ago, speaking out against bullying.

If there is anyone out there reading this that is a victim of bullying...
Know this...It's hard. People are mean. I've lived through various forms of bullying.
Remember that you are beautiful and your purpose is great.
Look at things above, not at things below.
You are strong. You are fierce. You are meant to lead by example.
You are an overcomer.

Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. James 3:6


Pleasant words are as honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the body
Proverbs 16:24

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