Tag Archives: relationships

People connections–heart-to-heart

Nobody’s all bad.Nobody’s all good.What a mixtureIs personhood! Be a good surprise today. Be kind to someone who doesn’t expect kindness from you. There’s no logical reason not to give every person you encounter a warm, friendly greeting. Be logical! … Continue reading

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Host people with hospitality (don’t roast them with rage)

Recurring bad behavior isn’t a mistake. It’s a choice. If we would behave, the way we think others should behave, the world would be better. Change your behavior from hostile to hospitable and people will respond differently. Are you hosting … Continue reading

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What’s to like in people you don’t like?

How you treat your fellow humans, reveals how you truly feel about yourself. You can find much good in your fellow humans, if you look for it. There’s much hurt in the heart of humans. Your kindness can help them … Continue reading

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Heart-connection makes life better

Moments of heart-connection with another person are marvelous. We all need more! If we would touch hearts as often as we touch screens, what joy we’d know! Disconnected hearts can be cold and cruel to each other. Connected hearts heal. … Continue reading

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Closenessing — connecting heart-to-heart

Heart-to-heart closenessing replaces the feeling that nobody really cares about you, with the joy of feeling truly loved. Without openness, honesty, and compassion, heart-closeness with others won’t happen. Love is closer than you think. It’s in your heart, waiting for … Continue reading

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Valentine wasn’t a sweetie

Valentine wasn’t a sweetie! He was a courageous man who was murdered for refusing to deny his faith in the living Jesus.  Religious syrup is sticky and puts out God’s inner fire. However, daily reading the Bible with an open … Continue reading

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Christ-Connections Create Community

Thank God for Christ-connections with other people! As a child and teenager, I felt very distant and isolated from others. I really didn’t know how to connect with or relate to other people very well. I had one friend in … Continue reading

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What Would Your Life Be Like If . . .

How would you be today if you had been born to a mother in poverty with several children by different men? What if you had been surrounded by depression, anger, fear, hopelessness, and despair? How would you be if you … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … Continue reading

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Life Rocks When Religion Becomes Real (Or, Night At The Theological Museum)

In the 2006 movie, Night at the Museum,  a night watchman at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is shocked when the exhibits in the museum come to life.  His once boring job suddenly becomes exciting and challenging.  It is amazing the … Continue reading

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