Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 31 THE AFTERMATH Comments

THE AFTERMATH

A family counselor once said, ‘It’s not the arguments that should worry married couples; it’s what happens when the battles are over.” Almost all families experience conflict from time to time, which is not necessarily unhealthy for relationships. Husbands and...

May 30 BE AFFECTIONATE Comments

BE AFFECTIONATE

The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built and there’s a legend that surrounds it. When the favourite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered it to be built as a memorial...

May 29 MAKE JESUS ‘LORD’ OF YOUR LIFE Comments

MAKE JESUS ‘LORD’ OF YOUR LIFE

There are two parts to being a Christian. First, you must accept Jesus as your Savior. Second, and much more difficult, you must make Jesus your Lord—‘the undisputed boss’! There is just enough ego in each of us to want...

May 28 COMMUNICATE 3 Comments

COMMUNICATE! (3)

Building trust and intimacy in communication requires: 1) Working to build trust. Trust is not a ‘right’: it’s a privilege you earn by proving you’re trustworthy. We pay little attention to politicians who say, ‘You can count on me,’ unless...

May 27 COMMUNICATE 2 Comments

COMMUNICATE! (2)

For effective communication: 1) Make use of the ‘eye-gate’. Eye contact stimulates the brain’s social-network circuits, decreasing the stress hormone and increasing the sympathy hormone. Intentionally looking at the other person enables you to quickly respond to the seven basic...

May 26 COMMUNICATE 1 Comments

COMMUNICATE! (1)

According to ground-breaking neurological research, you can ‘train’ yourself to speak and listen in a way that stimulates sympathy and trust in the brain of the person you’re talking to. Think how valuable that is in communication! Here are some...

May 25 Confrontations has its rewards Comments

CONFRONTATION HAS ITS REWARDS

The Bible says, ‘Do not reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t get angry when He corrects you. The Lord corrects those He loves, just as parents correct the child they delight in’ (vv. 11-12 NCV). Because God loves you, when...

May 24 BENEFIT FROM SELF-DISCIPLINE Comments

BENEFIT FROM SELF-DISCIPLINE

Is self-discipline difficult and demanding? Oh yeah. However, instead of focusing on its demands, think about its benefits. When you begin to understand the power, liberty, joy and victory that self-discipline brings, you’ll want to have it. A disciplined mind...

May 23 STAY ON THE WHEEL Comments

STAY ON THE WHEEL

While you are on the Potter’s wheel, consider these two things: 1) The Potter’s plan and pleasure are what matter. He has the right to make you into anything He chooses. What matters most is that His plan for your...

May 22 THE POTTER’S PLAN Comments

THE POTTER’S PLAN

In the good times it’s easy to see that we’re making progress, but in the tough times we are prone to feel like we’re not making any progress at all. We react to pain, loss, and adversity by consulting our...