As a person who sleeps and wakes up thinking about how people can communicate more effectively, I want to ask you two questions today. 1. Did you know that there is a difference between ‘I am sorry‘ and ‘I apologize’? I am sorry says I am taking responsibility for my actions which have affected you … Continue reading Effective Communication: What’s the Difference?
I had a very interesting conversation with someone this morning, and at this point I have to say this: Please DON’T confuse a church leader’s disapproval of you for God’s disapproval of you!!! Many people are getting in this trap of mixing up God’s voice with their church leader’s voice, and so when the leader treats them … Continue reading Church Leadership and Approval
I am something. I am the fastest way to kill any relationship. I destroy them before they even have a chance to begin. I am one of the greatest hindrances to communication. I diagnose my patients without asking them what their symptoms are. Who needs to runs tests these days? I have seen so many … Continue reading A Friend like No Other
One of my Mum’s famous phrases is “God has no grandchildren:” if I heard someone else say it, I would think they must have learned it from her. She uses this phrase to say there’s no reason a younger person cannot be spiritually more knowledgeable and mature than an older person – spiritual maturity is not … Continue reading Maturity and Affection
The world is probably at the highest level of sickness it has ever seen, so it makes sense that there’s a consequent obsession (or non-obsession) with tracking bodily changes. There’s nothing people are not watching these days: weight, heart rate, number of steps per day… you name it. However, while we might care enough to monitor our … Continue reading Is Your Heart Monitor Off?
When I was younger, there was an infamous book that everyone, including the most fearless members of society seemed to avoid. It was said that even clergymen could not read it at night for fear of apocalyptic dreams or live nightmares, if they were still awake when the lights went out. There’s dragons, angels, demons, … Continue reading Blueprint for Correction
I can’t remember where I read it or who wrote it, but a brilliant lady somewhere once wrote:“Don’t give a piece of your mind, if you’re not willing to give a piece of your heart.” Basically, don’t be in a hurry to swing your rod of correction at people you don’t intend to give space … Continue reading What Tree Are You Eating From?