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Offline LizaSymonenko

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When kindness gets you in trouble...
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:55:57 PM »

Asking prayers for Anna, whose good deed at work was misconstrued by management, and might cost her job.

Lord, have mercy on her and open management's eyes so they understand that no "wrong" was done.

Lord, have mercy!



Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 05:06:13 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 05:12:47 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 07:19:11 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Anna, and also on management, who may be caught on the horns of a dilemma.

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 09:17:44 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 10:06:53 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 10:27:16 PM »
Amen
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 07:19:26 PM »
When these things happen, I think about the lord our Savior Jesus Christ, without any sin and hung for our sins, not his or just those who were there at that time.

It always seems to help me understand as wicked as we are , he still loves us , and the tests he gives are always bearable.
The Lord gathers his sheep, I fear I am a goat. Lord have mercy.

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 08:31:50 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 11:57:24 AM »
Lord have Mercy! :)

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 01:13:12 PM »
Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy Lord Have Mercy
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 12:56:50 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2013, 04:17:42 PM »
Lord have mercy! Prayers that she will keep her job!
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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2013, 09:14:41 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!

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Re: When kindness gets you in trouble...
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013, 10:43:37 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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