How Are You Communicating?

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6 (NASB) A primary element of every good relationship is healthy communication. Better communication leads to better relationships. That’s why it’s imperative we avoid the four main conversation killers: Criticism, Defensiveness,…

The Art of Surrender

Is it time to surrender? Are you striving for something you just can’t seem to obtain or resisting something you just can’t seem to elude? How do we know when it’s time to surrender and give up the fight? Quite often we face situations that require our surrender, yet we struggle and strive to maintain…

Storms Can Bring Out Our Best

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.…

Are You a SAGE Con?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who had no clue “what” or “who” a SAGE Con is –– right? When I ran across the reference to this title in a recent article, I had to stop, pull out my handy-dandy dictionary –– Google ––, and look it up. According to the Barna Group, a…

Who’s Changing Who?

“How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye?” Matthew 7:4 (NLT) For years I thought I could change the attitudes and behaviors of others. If I didn’t agree with what someone I…