Can You Hear What I Say?

It’s disconcerting to me how I can take my surroundings and the people I know for granted. It’s not necessarily that I’m self-centered, although sometimes I am. It’s that I have, like everyone else, a tendency to habituate to the people and things I know well. As a result, we become less sensitive to them.Continue reading “Can You Hear What I Say?”

Do You Really Care?

As a teenager, I was terribly shy and had a hard time conversing with people. That began to change after a conversion experience. As God healed me, I started to reach out to others. Over the years, I have found that those who show a genuine interest in others are a minority, and perhaps, evenContinue reading “Do You Really Care?”

Transform Your Relationships Using the SINGLE Approach

After first beginning as a salesman, Dale Carnegie went on to become a renowned public speaker, author, and teacher. Over the decades, his books and training courses have influenced millions—helping people to build confidence and become more effective managers, businessmen, and public speakers.   I read his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, shortlyContinue reading “Transform Your Relationships Using the SINGLE Approach”

The Gift of Honor

Thirty years ago, as a father of three young children, I looked for anything I could find that would help me become a better parent. I came across a book written by Gary Smalley and John Trent, The Gift of Honor. It made the following assertion: Whether we realize it or not, the value weContinue reading “The Gift of Honor”