Dealing with Difficult People

Conflict with others happens, even when we try our best to get along with everyone. Hopefully, you’ve learned how to bring most of your differences to a peaceful end. Even so, there will always be individuals who seem more challenging to get along with. So, how should we approach these people and situations?   ThreeContinue reading “Dealing with Difficult People”

Take Heart

The word, encourage, comes from the Old French, encouragier, which means “to make strong” or “to give heart.” We all seem to need and thrive on encouragement. So what makes our hearts faint and in need of strengthening?   The Faint of Heart A major heart-weakener is fear—the anxiety or anticipation of something we perceiveContinue reading “Take Heart”

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?”