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July 20, 2015

Bully- a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who browbeat smaller or weaker people. 
I can still remember being chased around the kindergarten play-ground by one of my classmates. I don’t remember a name but I remember he was a big kid and he scared me. He must have thought it was fun to chase me and make me cry. I don’t know who came up with “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. It all hurts! Some people have no sensitivity as to what effect hurtful words spoken can do to a person. Especially if they repeatedly use the same wording over and over again. We have an enemy out there. He can try to disguise himself as an angel of light, he will work through people and use them to come against us. 
Be sober, be vigilant,because your adversary, the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8  In Ephesians 6: 10 It talks about putting on the armor of God so that we can resist the devil, because our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness,against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places. We are a target and without the armor the arrows(mean words) (mean people) will penetrate your heart. We need to be alert and not let our guard down. God gives us the tools and instructs us about walking in the Spirit. Bullies need our prayers but above all need God’s help and  to come to know of His love….

I wrote the above in 2010 at another blog. It so relates to our experience recently regarding our bees. I have learned that bullying can be very subtle. Often you can be minding your own business, but there is intention by someone to try to remove your presence or just make life difficult. Yesterday we did some exploring by the river and I noticed a leaf on a rock. We sat for quite a while and that leaf did not move. I was surprised because I was sure that the pressure of the water would force it to move. As I watched it, what came to me, is that I need to cling even tighter to the Rock that is Higher than I and that I will be like the leaf, unmovable…
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  1. July 20, 2015 10:46 AM

    Wounds from sticks and stones heal. Wounds from words are harder to push past. I’m liking your leaf. 🙂

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  2. July 20, 2015 11:43 AM

    How perceptive with the leaf and higher rock. I like that. Yes, sad that some want to be bullies, and it seems it has gotten worse. I hope the bee problem works out. Cannot believe those bother them. I love raw honey and wouldn’t mind a few bees beside me. 🙂

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  3. Ellen permalink
    July 20, 2015 1:06 PM

    Good words about clinging.

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  4. July 20, 2015 1:33 PM

    I need to cling even tighter to the Rock that is Higher than I and that I will be like the leaf, unmovable…….amen amen amen

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  5. July 20, 2015 9:01 PM

    What a beautiful photo that is. Some would say it’s impossible for a leaf to linger like that, but clearly it is. One person’s impossible is another person’s reality.

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