2 Corinthians 2: 1-4

So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.

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Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

I love that Paul shared his feelings with the Corinthians, even while correcting their behavior. A great example of ‘telling the truth in love’ and also the wisdom to write and give them space to receive it before coming face to face. He didn’t cause the relationship to deteriorate more. a letter can be read and re-read after emotions are calmed down while face to face things may be said in the moment that cannot be taken back and cause future bitterness. He is such a great role model for us, it is good to look beyond ‘the apostle’ image… Read more »

Michele
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You are so wise, Paula. I love studying with you and receiving form that wisdom. <3 This last weekend, I hung out with Jill Briscoe, like had tea with her! Her ministry is Telling the Truth. I walked away from this intimate last weekend feeling as though I had sat and hung out with a Paul. I’m so filled and refreshed. <3. I miss your hugs! And your smile!

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

Ahh, thank you- I miss you too- so thankful you are being filled, we all need that constantly ( I am especially leaky 😉 and needy but that keeps me seeking Him so I am not complaining just stating a fact 🙂 love you!!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I really admire Paul!! When someone has grieved me with their behavior towards me, it is so hard to interact with them, in a way that is not confronting!! It is very hard!! I am trying to think of an example and can’t really think of one right now!! But I don’t think I always act upon it!! But it is a challenge!!! Paul was a wise man!!! God Bless You my Friends!! I Love You!!!❌🔴❌🔴❌🔴 Michele I am Praying for Your foot and anxiously wait to hear how You are doing?? Paula how are You doing and how is… Read more »

Michele
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I’m so glad that colonoscopy is all over for you now! I am doing well, Bonnie Boo. My surgery went well — I am in a lot of pain, (yes, I’m being good Boo and taking my meds 🙂 but, for the most part, I am just happy to have it all done finally! The deposition went great. I have done and said my part and am releasing it all to be what it is going to be. i have been so filled up with great women’s groups here. The Bible Belt used to be so legalistic, and I’m sure… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Oh P.S. I could use a Good hug from each of You!!!🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴❌❌❌

Michele
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Another one… (((((((((((((((((((((good hug)))))))))))))))))))))))))