Category: Relationships

I Challenge you to a duel post by Susan Gaddis
Personal Growth

I Challenge You to a Duel

Have you noticed how social media encourages gratefulness all through the month of November? Perhaps you’re doing one of the many 30 Days of Gratefulness challenges where you post something you’re grateful for each day during the month. I think that’s great, but I’d like to take it a step

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When You Don't Know What to Say
Create your legacy

When You Don’t Know What to Say

Recently, I found myself sitting across the table from an old friend at a wedding. We hadn’t seen each other in years. June (not her real name) is in her early 60s and looks like she’s 50 years old. She has a good job. Great kids. Several grandchildren. Lovely home.

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What to do when personalities clash
Personal Growth

What to Do When Personalities Clash

Have you ever had a work or social situation where one person stood out as difficult? You know the kind I mean—your opinion is always minimized, and you just can’t seem to warm up to this person’s personality. Sometimes these people pass through your life quickly. Often they stay. Either

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How Words Make or Break Your Legacy of Faith
Personal Growth

How Words Make or Break a Legacy

Words can make or break all your good intentions for serving God. So let’s check in to see if we’re building a legacy of faith or one we’ll regret. Most people like to talk, either about themselves or about others. This is normal. A discussion can’t go very deep unless it involves your

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It is good to talk
Aging Parents

It’s Good to Talk

Mothers Day is coming up. You might feel warm hugs wrap around you at that announcement. Maybe tears if your mom is gone. I lost my mom a few years ago, and I really miss her. But not everyone had a wonderful mom like I did. Perhaps you just want

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What To Do When Compassion Doesn't Work
Relationships

What to Do When Compassion Doesn’t Work

Are you stuck in the mud in the name of compassion with people who seem to LIKE standing knee-deep in mud? They’ve let their boots sink into the gooey clay and seem to have no intention of moving on to gentle paths and picturesque meadows… no matter how much they

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How to Love Your Enemy on a post by Susan Gaddis
Personal Growth

How to Love Your Enemy … Or Other Not-so-nice People

Last week on my Spiritual Legacy Facebook page, Jana asked for some practical pointers on how to love your enemy. (See Matthew 5:43-44.) That’s an important topic if you’re wanting those who watch your life to learn about your faith. First off, I don’t think you can begin to love

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wall of shame or hall of fame choice on a notice board for a post by Susan Gaddis
Create your legacy

5 Tips to Help Honesty and Integrity Build Your Legacy

It’s the little things that sabotage your legacy—even if you wear the Christian garb. Here’s what I’m talkin’ about … I manage a couple of rentals for several different people. Through the years I’ve worked with mainly “Christian” tenants. Most of them have been wonderful tenants—the kind that make your

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Argue Less And Be Heard More
Relationships

Argue Less and Be Heard More With These 5 Tips

When was the last time you came out of an argument where both you and the other person felt heard, validated, and could explore alternative solutions? Yep, I thought it’d been awhile. Me too. Today I’m going to show you how you can argue less and be heard more. Because

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