Bernard P. Fife

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To quote words of wisdom by Bernard P. Fife, “Nip it!”

“To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out (Proverbs 17:14 HCSB).”

Yup; nip it. Stop the disagreement before it ‘blossoms’ into a raging battle of trying to prove who is right.

Imagine a caution light. It can serve as a warning.

Next, put your brakes on as the light turns red.

In anger, you may be seeing red but stop.

Wait until the light turns green. Regain control behind the wheel of words before leaving the scene.

You have nipped conflict in the bud.


4 thoughts on “Bernard P. Fife

    Pam Ford Davis responded:
    June 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Thanks. Love ya Lou Jean!


    Lou J. Cannon said:
    June 24, 2017 at 11:42 am



    Pam Ford Davis responded:
    June 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Susan; it was a fun write!

    Love & Prayers,


    Susan Tate Ferguson said:
    June 22, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Pam, I love this practical and cheerful little devotional that says so much. We all have opportunities for conflict to arise, and like you say, we have to “nip it” before it starts. Thank you and God bless you.


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