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?”

Two-By-Two

Some years ago, my wife and I were having trouble communicating with one of our high-school-age daughters. To help resolve the situation, we came up with an approach that worked well for us. I call it Two-by-Two, and in today’s blog, I’ll explain the method and when and how you might use it.   WhatContinue reading “Two-By-Two”

The Gift of Presence

It was just going to be one of those days. Every patient had on more thing he wanted to discuss, telephone messages were piling up, and I was falling farther behind. I remember walking into a room and feeling relieved that my patient’s health problem (I’m a physician) was straightforward for a change. While myContinue reading “The Gift of Presence”