Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild
I think it’s safe to say that most people believe me when I tell them something. This is certainly true when there has been an ongoing relationship. Once we’ve spent time observing someone, checking that their behaviors and words match up, we tend to assign some value to their character. Admit it, you're always sizing… Continue reading What She Said
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted
In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement
Close to 30 years ago my African American History professor (whose name escapes me) predicted the detriment the Walkman™ would have on relationships. He wondered why people found it necessary to plug their ears when in public. He questioned if people did this to avoid talking and used the Walkman™ as an excuse to disconnect… Continue reading Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?
There is a saying that goes, “There is enough to go around.” It’s usually said to assure those in a gathering that there are adequate resources to meet their needs and wants. It is said when people may rush the dessert table at a picnic or the water fountain on a really hot day. But,… Continue reading Enough!