Effective Communication Skills

How many times have you ever found yourself in a conversation, ceremony, motivational speech, or any situation in which you had no idea what was being said because of the speaker’s inability to communicate effectively? Words are powerful and can make a person seem intelligent. But, on the opposite end of that spectrum can also make a person feel dumb. You have to be careful what words you use, how you use them, and who you use them with. When you are communicating to an audience, or even an individual, fancy words will lose their impact if misunderstood or misinterpreted.…

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3 Tips To Building A Successful Family Relationship

I am a homebody.  I do not go many places.  But, I have to do things and go visit other people in order to socialize outside my home and work. It is often not easy because when you get home you might want to sit down and not visit with anyone, curl up and watch television, or just be on your phone. Does this sound like YOU? If so, you are not alone. I have one night a week I spend with my mom, stepdad, my youngest brother, and my oldest son.  This time spent together is the key to…

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Talk To God In Prayer Every Day

Verse:  Romans 12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer   Every day is an opportunity for you to do many things but often times people forget to start their day in prayer.  Starting your day in prayer gives you an opportunity to reflect on the day, the blessing that it is, and to give thanks to God for another day to spread His glory.   Throughout the day as things happen, don’t forget to give thanks to God or ask for His strength and guidance by taking a moment to pray for the things…

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The Simple Act Of Holding Hands

Do you crave physical touch?  I believe that as humans we all crave some sort of physical touch or connection to other humans and the best way to get it is by holding hands.  But, is there a deeper connection to this small act other than just the physical aspect of it?  As I go about my day looking around I notice that not many people hold hands anymore.  Usually, people are immersed in looking at their phones or some other device that they are completely unaware of what is going on around them or the loved ones they are with.   The greatest thing I saw…

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Put Your Family First By Integrating Family Time In All That You Do (Family Time)

You are busy.  You have deadlines you have to meet at work causing you to work late nights or even holidays, weekends, skipped vacations.  Even when you are at home or out and about with your family you are thinking about work instead of being there in the moment with your family.  Believe me when I say that your family will notice that you are distant and you will only get further and further away from them if you don’t stop what you are doing and take time to enjoy your family. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF), your family is…

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