Wednesday, August 4

Tag: relationships

5 ways to enrich your relationships
Personal Life, Work Life

5 ways to enrich your relationships

  There is no doubt that friendships are forged over food. But other than good food what else can we do to build bridges into people’s lives and forge good friendships? Here are my top 5 tips on building great connections: 1. GET ON THEIR PAGE! Talk to people about what they want to talk about not necessarily what you want to talk about. One of the best ways to strike a conversation is to figure out what interests other people and talk about it. If you want to catch fish, you can’t do that with cheese cake just because you think it tastes good. The hook has to have worms, which will attract fish. (How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie) I knew someone who loved planes, so I studied up on planes, giving me the ability to talk more intelligently about things h
Family Life, Personal Life, Work Life

Invisible Walls part1

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.  Ephesians 2:13,14 Jesus broke down the walls that got in the way of a meaningful relationship between us and Him.  Some of those walls are obvious, our sin for instance.  Some are less obvious to start with, our thinking that He would never be that interested in me, for instance.  These invisible walls become barriers to a relationship that has flow in it.  These walls bring an awkwardness to the relationship.  He is committed to removing all types of walls becau
Personal Life

Confidence

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. Hebrews 11:1 NLT Faith is confidence. When faith takes a hold of you you can't help but feel like all things are possible.  Our hopes are realised when we are utterly convinced it will come to pass.  This confidence will cause faith to take a grip in your spirit. Confidence is a natural partner of a faith-life. Dealing with the things that steal our confidence will prevent our walk of faith being jeopardised. 1. The nag of a guilty conscience because we haven't sought forgiveness for things we've done wrong steals confidence. 2. Failure to forgive ourselves for things we've done will steal our confidence. 3. If we haven't forgiven others for wrongs done to us our confidence is weakened. 4. Broke
Family Life

Attention Please!

Give your attention completely to these matters. 1 Timothy 4:15 What we give our attention to will carry the greatest value and reap the greatest rewards. Without the right attention we can never expect our relationships to do so well. This is what attention gives: TIME – what you do is not always as important as simply the giving of time. Being together says what I could be doing is less important than you. WORDS – talk together in ways that enrich each other’s world. Know when to talk and when to listen. Guys you can talk – try it! ACTIVITY – do together what works together. Eat together, play together, go to Church together. Embrace activity, not as something that adds to your 'busy' life but as something that enhances your world together. How could you give your attention to y