Posts Tagged "relationships"

Family Time

As my sabbatical continues, I’ve had the opportunity to continue to practice what I preach. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying some quality time with Heather, the kids and Hannah’s boyfriend, Matthew. This has been greatly needed as I’ve neglected them a bit over the last couple crazy-busy months. Here are some highlights of the past few days together…

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Friends Forever

Back in my summer camp counselor days, a favorite song at camp was “Friends Are Friends Forever” as sung by Michael W. Smith. The key line to that song is what follows the title…”Friends are friends forever, if the Lord’s the Lord of them.” In Jesus, friendships can, indeed, last forever. What a JOYOUS message that is! I experienced a taste of the enduring power Jesus gives to friendships on my family’s...

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Lying’s Evil Power

This past Wednesday I read a New York Times article about a scientific study on lying. It said, “We’ve all lied once in a while to spare someone’s feelings, but a new study looks at how fibbing could turn into serial dishonesty. The findings suggested that an area of the brain associated with emotional responses could become desensitized to lying.” I was not a bit surprised. In dealing with people going through relationship...

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Chamber of Commerce Presentation

This morning I had the delightful privilege to be the featured speaker for the Grand Blanc (Michigan) Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting.  I attend these meetings regularly, but this is the first time I’ve spoken to the group of about 50 people. Although it was a “secular” setting, the entire group was welcoming and attentive as I spoke about interpersonal relationships.  It reinforced what I’ve said...

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Video of “Thumbs Up” to Relationship Priorities

A key concept of Life in God’s Way is the “Thumbs Up” illustration for prioritizing relationships.  It’s a SIMPLE, MEMORABLE and CHRIST CENTERED way to remember what God teaches about keeping our relationships in order.  In the VIDEO below, you can see me share the “Thumbs Up” illustration.  I entreat your questions or feedback.

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