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Christen Limbaugh Bloom: 6 biblical teachings for people-pleasers to live by

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One of my guilty pleasures is taking online personality quizzes and reading articles about personality types and the theories about what motivates people in each category. I’ve taken countless quizzes, but one common theme in all of them is that I have a deep desire to feel loved and appreciated by others. This quality, both in myself and in other people, often has a tendency to cause a pattern of people-pleasing. In best-case scenarios, the craving for love can lead to sincere empathy for others. But unfortunately it can also lead to behaviors that don’t always line up with Jesus’ teachings.

I’ve found comfort in discovering I am not alone in my people-pleasing ways. For those of you who fall into this category, here is what I’ve learned about how to counter the negative effects of the desire to be loved by other people.

1. Stop putting your value in the approval of others. Instead, seek God’s approval

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The story of two sisters named Mary and Martha in the book of Luke perfectly demonstrates how twisted our priorities are on earth compared to the Kingdom of Heaven. Martha was frantically trying to entertain guests while her sister simply sat at the feet of Jesus, soaking up His presence. When Martha told Jesus to rebuke her sister for not helping her host, Jesus replied, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed — or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

It’s important to remember that while we might not always be praised here on earth for our devotion to Christ, Jesus is watching us and we will be rewarded in Heaven for seeking His approval rather than the world’s. In order to value God’s approval above others, we must:

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2. Put God first

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

Jesus taught that even our most essential needs like food and shelter are not as important as the presence of God in our lives. If we seek God’s face first and foremost, He will provide all of our other needs, especially our need to feel loved and comforted.

3. Stand Firm in Your Beliefs when you feel pressured to follow the crowd

“As we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching” (Ephesians 4:13-14)

When people in our lives behave in ways that challenge our Christian beliefs, it’s crucial for us to stand firm in what we know to be right and true rather than giving in to the temptation to be liked at all costs. In order to have confidence in our faith, we must:

4. Meditate and have God’s truth on our hearts so we can use it as the standard against the tests of life

“Blessed is the one … whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)

Applying God’s truth to any and every situation is the key to living a fruitful and peace-filled life, especially when we face conflict. Avoiding conflict is a major motivator for people-pleasers. However, unfortunately, because we live in a fallen world there will inevitably be times when conflict does arise. When it does, rather than avoiding the problem, we should:

5. Look to Jesus as the example for how resolve conflicts

Jesus said, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.” (Matthew 18:15)

Sometimes as Christians, we have to do the hard thing and rebuke our friends if they’re behaving in a way that’s detrimental to their spiritual growth. In these times we should ask Jesus for His discernment, strength, and most of all, love in order to handle these situations properly.

Finally,

6. Learn to channel your desire to please others into finding opportunities to show them the love of Christ

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“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:5-6)

Like I said, people-pleasing isn’t always a bad thing. God wants us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to live in peace. When we learn to apply these Biblical teachings to our lives, God has the power to take the best aspects of our personalities and use them for His glory.

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Paul Batura: Back-to-school: How a strange, wonderful teacher changed the course of my life

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To the dismay of most children and the delight of many parents, students are headed back to the classroom this month and next, an annual rite of seasonal transition.

I always met the beginning of the new school year with mixed emotion. Summer represented everything I loved, including the pace and freedom of warm, carefree days. But there was also something comforting, familiar and even exciting about the rhythm of returning to school, meeting up with old and new friends and climbing the academic ladder.

“Back to School” displays have been in stores since late June, an obscene gesture courtesy of the retail gods. Each time I see them, my mind wanders back to my elementary and high school years. Back then, we didn’t buy our supplies in a mega store or from Amazon, of course. Howie’s candy store on Merrick Road in Baldwin on Long Island had everything you needed, from pens and pencils to loose leaf paper, Elmer’s Glue and those trusty Trapper Keeper binders.

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But my memories of school go well beyond the simple supplies we bought each September.  Instead, I tend to park on the many teachers I had over the years, including my first one in kindergarten (Mrs. Laventrosser) and my first teacher crush in the 3rd grade (Mrs. Campbell) — and the dozens in between, including Sisters Rosemary, Maria and the dignified Mrs. Pesce, who at one time wore white gloves in the classroom — “because that’s what a lady does.”  All of these great people touched my life in ways big and small.

It’s impossible to overstate the value of a good teacher in a child’s life — individuals who awaken enthusiasm, unlock passions and unleash hidden gifts — all for minimal pay, no less.

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Yet there’s one teacher who stands taller than all the rest for me. His name is Russ Josephs, our elementary school gym teacher.

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As a kid, “Mr. Russ” as we called him back then, always struck me as a strange man. “Eccentric,” my mother would counter, smiling as she spoke. “He’s just wonderfully eccentric.”

In his late 20s, “Mr. Russ” drove a dilapidated 1974 blue Ford Pinto. The floorboards were rotted out and at red lights you could see him tapping his foot on the pavement, keeping beat with the music on the radio. He had a white hobby horse strapped to the roof, and he had taped a message on the back window: “Warning! Exploding Gas Tank!” — a wry nod to Ford’s infamous engineering malfunction.

We all loved Mr. Russ. In a school staffed primarily by clergy, he stood out in more ways than one. His physical education and health classes were great fun and he was constantly cracking jokes. He once convinced us that he had a wife and three kids — but we later found out the pictures he was showing as proof had come with his new wallet.

But Russ Josephs’ influence on me wasn’t limited to the classroom or gym. Because it was a more innocent time, his invitations to take us to baseball and hockey games never raised any red flags. Sadly, it wouldn’t be appropriate for single teachers to do that today. We paid our own way, but he provided the transportation and supervision. On the way home, we’d stop at White Castle for “belly bombers” and more laughs.

When Russ got married, a whole gang of us went to his wedding. When the pastor asked if anyone objected to the pending union, he peered over his shoulder with raised eyebrows. It brought the house down.

With his good-natured and cheerful temperament, Russ regularly emitted a zest and love of life. It was contagious. A marathon runner, he often discussed the importance of cultivating “lifetime fitness” — finding activities that you enjoyed and that you could keep doing well into adulthood.

With him as a role model, I started running in high school — first to lose weight and later with the goal of finishing a 26.2-mile race, which I eventually accomplished. We often ran together, and in the midst of those long runs, talked about everything, including career goals, relationships — and faith. Russ’ familiarity with the scriptures helped deepen my own devotion to God. In the process, he became a mentor and a great friend.

Russ’ eccentricity taught me that it’s okay to be different, to go against the grain, to be your own man in a world full of copycats. His extroverted nature also helped me come out of my shell and become more comfortable in a room full of strangers.

The full impact and influence of a good teacher isn’t often fully appreciated until years later when you ponder the past and connect the dots to the present day. Just try and imagine your life without your favorite one. Looking back, I can’t fathom where I would be had Russ not taken an interest in me and gently guided me through such formative years.

If you can, I would encourage you to reach out to these heroes of your yesterdays. It would mean a lot to them to know how much they meant to you.

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Our family was vacationing last week in Maine and we stopped in to see Russ and his wife, Nancy, who own a classic old cottage on pristine China Lake. Their two kids are grown, and he’s retired now after a 40-year career. True to form, Russ warmly greeted us and proceeded to pour into our boys, even taking them tubing on the lake, laughing all the way.

So as the new school year kicks off, never underestimate the power of our nation’s teachers not only to educate but also to enlighten and elevate the next generation — and even well beyond.

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‘Terrorists’ linked to murder of young Israeli soldier in West Bank arrested, IDF announces

Two “terrorists” accused of murdering a 19-year-old off-duty soldier in the West Bank last week have been arrested, the Israeli military announced on Saturday.

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted, “We have found the terror squad that murdered IDF soldier Cpl. Dvir Sorek.”

Sorek was found dead with stab wounds Thursday outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion region, which is near the West Bank city of Hebron, the military said.

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IDF soldier Cpl. Dvir Sorek was found dead with stab wounds outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion region, the military said. (Israel Defense Forces)

His body turned up on the side of a road near a pre-military Jewish seminary where he’d been a student; he was neither armed nor in uniform.

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“In an operation—together with Israeli security forces—we located and arrested the 2 terrorists suspected to have committed the attack,” the IDF wrote in the tweet on Saturday, which included a photo of an arrest and another picture of the operation in progress.

“We will continue in our fight against terror,” the tweet went on to say.

The suspects reportedly were linked to a Palestinian terror cell. At least two in that group were brothers from Hebron, Israel’s Channel 13 TV reported. There was no immediate Palestinian comment.

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The army said in a statement that the car the militants used in the attack was seized.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing as a terror attack last week.

In another tweet posted on Saturday, Netanyahu wrote that he commended the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and security forces who captured the suspects within 48 hours.

“In the last few years our forces put their hands on all the Palestinian murderers that attacked Israelis and today they did it again,” he wrote in the tweet. “We will continue to fight terrorism intensely on all fronts.”

The Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, accused the Palestinian Authority, its rival in the West Bank, of cooperating with Israel to identify the militants behind the murder.

Hamas celebrated the murder last week writing in a statement, “We salute the hero fighters, sons of our people, who carried out the heroic operation which killed a soldier of the occupation army.”

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The death of the young soldier came just over a month before Israel’s parliamentary elections, with Netanyahu’s right-wing allies calling for further West Bank settlement construction and a tough response.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb causes fire extinguisher mess after kicking trash can

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Sean Newcomb had a slight meltdown in the team’s clubhouse on Saturday night, triggering a chain reaction that set off a fire extinguisher after their loss to the Miami Marlins.

Newcomb, 26, kicked a metal garbage can in frustration after giving up the winning run in the 10th inning. The garbage can hit a fire extinguisher hanging on the tunnel wall between the dugout and clubhouse.

The extinguisher then started to spew chemical spray as a large fan helped it send smoke and dust flying through the air, which temporarily blocked the Braves from entering the clubhouse before the team’s final game in Miami during their four-game series.

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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Sean Newcomb kicked a garbage can in frustration following a loss against Miami, setting off a series of events near the team’s clubhouse. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports, File)

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A crew had to clean up the mess Sunday morning. One worker said Newcomb apologized and offered to pay for any damages, The Associated Press reported.

The Braves had led 6-2 going into the bottom of the ninth inning before the Marlins, who have the worst record in the National League, rallied to score four runs and send the game into extra innings. Newcomb entered the game in the 10th inning.

His postgame frustration seemed to stem from an errant pickoff attempt that hit off the glove of first baseman Freddie Freeman, allowing outfielder Harold Ramirez to advance from first to third base. A sacrifice fly by third baseman Martín Prado scored Ramirez and won the game for Miami.

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Newcomb has had an ERA of 2.99 this season, nearly one point less than his total of 3.90 in 2018.

In June of this year, Newcomb was involved in a scary scene after a 102-mile-per-hour line drive struck him in the back of the head. He walked it off under his own power and managed to play again 10 days later.

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The Braves (70-50) are currently first in the NL East.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Naked Florida bicyclist stole underwear from sex shop, cops allege

A man in Florida was seen pedaling a bike in the nude before swiping underwear from a sex shop, police reported, saying the man was under arrest.

It all happened this past Thursday evening in Wilton Manors in Broward County, where police said they responded after getting reports from “concerned citizens” of a naked man riding down the street on a bicycle.

After those initial calls, the man then entered the sex shop where he donned underwear he took off the shelf and offered to pay for it with his bicycle, WTVJ reported, posting cellphone video of the arrest.

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Mugshot for “John Smith,” a man who refused to divulge his name after police accused him of pedaling a bike around Wilton Manners, Fla., in the nude, before stealing underwear. (Wilton Manors Police Department)

The station cited the police report as saying the man then left the shop without paying for the underwear and without the bike.

A police news release reported what happened next.

“The subject left the business continuing to walk up and down Wilton Drive where he removed the stolen clothing item again exposing his sexual organs in public, clearly visible to passing motorists and bystanders,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Graziose said.

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She added that officers took the 38-year-old man into custody after providing him “cover.”

The man was booked as “John Smith” on charges of lewd and lascivious exhibit and refusing to divulge his name.

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Texas teen mauled by 3 pit bulls in backyard has died, police say

A 16-year-old Texas boy mauled by three pit bulls inside a fenced-in backyard Saturday has died, investigators said.

The Irving Police Department announced in a news release Sunday that the unnamed teen died at Parkland Hospital during the night. Medics treated one officer for a dog bite before releasing him.

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Police said officers had responded to reports of a possible dog attack just before 5 a.m. Saturday when they found three dogs mauling the teen in a home’s backyard. Officers jumped over the fence and tried to put themselves between the animals and the victim.

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A teen has died from his injuries after he was mauled by three pit bulls inside a fenced-in backyard of a Dallas-area home, police said Sunday. (Fox 4 Dallas)

Police shot one dog, which later had to be euthanized, to protect themselves and the victim, the news release said. The two other dogs were taken to the Irving Animal Shelter.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the teen was in the backyard.

“He told me he’s homeless and I wanted to help him out, actually,” Guillermo Lorenzo, the homeowner, told Fox 4 Dallas.

Lorenzo won’t face any charges since the dogs were in his fenced-in backyard, the station reported.

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He told WFAA-TV that the three pit bulls, Bella, Bruce and Little Bit, were only protecting their home and the teen shouldn’t have been trespassing.

Police said they were continuing their investigation into the attack.

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Naked Florida bicyclist stole underwear from sex shop, cops allege

A man in Florida was seen pedaling a bike in the nude before swiping underwear from a sex shop, police reported, saying the man was under arrest.

It all happened this past Thursday evening in Wilton Manors in Broward County, where police said they responded after getting reports from “concerned citizens” of a naked man riding down the street on a bicycle.

After those initial calls, the man then entered the sex shop where he donned underwear he took off the shelf and offered to pay for it with his bicycle, WTVJ reported, posting cellphone video of the arrest.

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Mugshot for “John Smith,” a man who refused to divulge his name after police accused him of pedaling a bike around Wilton Manners, Fla., in the nude, before stealing underwear. (Wilton Manors Police Department)

The station cited the police report as saying the man then left the shop without paying for the underwear and without the bike.

A police news release reported what happened next.

“The subject left the business continuing to walk up and down Wilton Drive where he removed the stolen clothing item again exposing his sexual organs in public, clearly visible to passing motorists and bystanders,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Graziose said.

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She added that officers took the 38-year-old man into custody after providing him “cover.”

The man was booked as “John Smith” on charges of lewd and lascivious exhibit and refusing to divulge his name.

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Colorado bear breaks into home, escapes through wall like ‘Kool-Aid Man,’ police say

A bear broke into a Colorado home Friday and escaped a responding police officer by crashing through a wall “like the ‘Kool-Aid Man,’” investigators said.

The scent of trash likely attracted the bear to the home in Estes Park, police wrote on Facebook. It wasn’t clear how the animal broke into the house.

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When an officer arrived, the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’” before escaping, police said.

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A bear busted through the wall of a home “like the ‘Kool-Aid Man'” to evade police capture, the department said. (Estes Park Police Department)

There were no reported injuries, Fox 31 Denver reported.

Police quoted a warning from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) that cautioned residents to make sure all windows and doors to houses and cars are locked to help prevent bear break-ins and keep both humans and bears safe.

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CPW officials said bears entered over 35 vehicles and nine homes in the Estes Park area, northwest of Denver, in the 10 days before Aug. 3.

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Some vehicles contained no “attractants,” which showed that certain bears have become so used to finding food in vehicles that they were going from car to car even if they neither saw nor smelled food, officials said.

Habituated bears that overcome their wariness of humans have been a threat to human safety and often must be killed, according to the CPW.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: New gun measures crafted by Second Amendment supporters, will respect due process

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Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, said his state’s new proposed gun-control measures have been crafted by Second Amendment supporters and will respect due process, during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

Guest host Bill Hemmer asked DeWine about red-flag law skeptics, saying many of them have voiced concerns about a potential lack of due process and the possible weaponization of such a measure. It would let a judge order the confiscation of firearms from certain people who pose threats.

“The previous governor tried what they called a red-flag law. It did not have the procedure. It did not have the due process,” DeWine said. “We developed this particular bill in consultation with a number of our Second Amendment friends.”

He added, “They have always told me, look, we know there’s some people that we need to separate them from their guns temporarily, or maybe longer than that. But, we’re really worried about due process. We’re worried about a neighbor getting mad at a neighbor and coming over and calling the police and the police go confiscate the guns. So, we put this together with them. It has due process in it. You have to go to court. A judge has to make that determination.”

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DeWine also addressed calls for better emotional counseling in schools for young adults and cheered the Ohio state assembly for allocating funds to arm schools and boost mental health options.

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“We’ve got to do better in reaching people at a very, very young age. We have, in the budget that was just passed by the general assembly, and I congratulate them for giving us the money that we need, we have the ability now to arm our schools, give our schools the ability to have better counseling, [and] more mental health,” he said.

“Virtually every one of these cases, as you said, somebody’s looked up a long time ago and said, hey, this guy is giving all the signs, antisocial behavior. This guy is a menace and we need to be able to do something. The schools need the tools, we are now giving them the tools to do that.”

The previous governor, John Kasich, also a Republican, recently said he had to resort to executive orders after the legislature failed to pass a red-flag law during his tenure.

Fox News’ Bill Hemmer contributed to this report.

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Newt Gingrich: DNA and your personalized health care — Why this fascinating area is promising and perilous

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Genetic testing has become a multi-billion dollar direct-to-consumer business. There are tests available now to discover who your ancestors were, reveal your food allergies, and even uncover inherited chronic diseases.

The tests have become so popular, more people took genetic ancestry tests in 2017 than in all previous years combined. But how reliable are these direct-to-consumer tests? And what can they really tell us about our health?

This fascinating interplay between genealogical study and health – and the benefits and potential pitfalls involved – is the topic of this week’s episode of my “Newt’s World” podcast.

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Three experts joined me to have a conversation looking at the business of genetic testing, the reasons why someone may want to decide to take the test, and the importance of counseling and medical oversight in the process.

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While not every disease or chronic condition has a genetic link, many do. Knowing what illnesses to which you may be genetically predisposed can potentially help doctors get ahead of your condition and lessen its impact with preventative treatment. Similarly, a genetic counselor could be able to explain how to change your lifestyle to avoid the brunt of some genetic disease. Further, identifying the genetic markers that run in your family could potentially help your relatives – and future generations.

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However, as genetic information becomes a commodity sought by scientists and biotech companies, significant privacy issues loom over the genetic testing industry. There is some question as to whether the industry has enough oversight by regulators to protect consumers.

I focused on this important issue, because I wanted to learn about this interesting convergence of business and medicine. I also wanted to help people understand how to approach DNA testing, how it relates to preventative care and identifying specific diseases, and what its limits are.

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I hope you will listen to this week’s episode.

The breakthroughs in this field could potentially save many lives.

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