I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to a friend whose marriage is in trouble

I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to a friend whose marriage is in trouble

A friend of mine called me because his marriage is in trouble. Like, “just about over” in trouble. I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to him. Part of my struggle is because I wanted to seem like the wise counselor. So, while I was listening, I was trying to come up with something to say that would […]

Guard your thoughts as you begin this week. (8)

Guard your thoughts as you begin this week. (8)

Dear friend, You are headed into a new week. What are your thoughts? Are they more survive or thrive? Are they “got to” or “get to”? Is your life a pummelling or a privilege? In large measure, the way you think as you move into this week will determine how you will experience the week. Pause for a moment and think of […]

Be God’s Gift to a Cold Caller (7)

Be God’s Gift to a Cold Caller (7)

Be God’s gift to a cold-calling salesperson. Have you ever done cold-calling? Let’s just say that your day is not filled with kind words and positive reinforcement. When your phone rings, you have a chance to be God’s gift to the caller. You don’t have to buy anything. You just have to be polite and kind. Treat a sales caller […]

Be God’s Gift to a Cashier (6)

Be God’s Gift to a Cashier (6)

My daughter, Lilia, impresses me in many ways. One of the things she does makes her a gift to other people. She almost always finds something to compliment about a cashier. It doesn’t matter if it’s a clothing store, a supermarket, or a restaurant, she will find something nice to say about the person. “Nice earrings.” “I love your nails.” […]

Be God’s Gift to a Service Industry Worker (5)

Be God’s Gift to a Service Industry Worker (5)

One of the more difficult aspects of working in the service industry (waiter, housekeeping, drive-thru cashier, etc.) is the way other people don’t even acknowledge your humanity. It is normal for people to receive their services (which are often exemplary) without even stopping their conversation with someone else. Or worse, on their cell phone. Being a gift to service worker is […]

Blue Skies and 3 Motors – Not Feeling Like a Gift for a While (4)

Blue Skies and 3 Motors – Not Feeling Like a Gift for a While (4)

So this happened… My wife was sick. My son was sick. My daughter was not feeling well. Needless to say, nobody was feeling like a light in the darkness, God’s gift to the world — including me! With no joy and solely in fulfillment of my responsibilities, I took the dog for a walk. As I walked I began to […]

Parable of the Talents: Will You Believe that You Are God’s Gift to the World. (3)

Parable of the Talents: Will You Believe that You Are God’s Gift to the World. (3)

Description In this parable, a master gives three servants significant sums of money to invest during his absence. When he returns, two have ventured into the marketplace while one hid the money in fear. At first glance, this parable seems like it’s about production. But it’s not. It’s about the servants’ relationship with their master. The master trusted all three […]

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