listening skills

  • Relational Sunshine

213: Five Things to Watch for in Your Next Conversation

One thing on my mind lately is a question about the meaningful conversations we sometimes have with friends, and what makes them different from other conversations. I started thinking about this while reading news articles about the Super Bowl played earlier this month. Meaningful conversations and the Super

213: Five Things to Watch for in Your Next Conversation2024-02-16T12:32:26-06:00
  • Little things we do for people matter the most

212: Little Things We Do Matter the Most to People

The older I get the more I’ve come to appreciate how it’s the little things we do for people that matter most to them. Little things that come naturally for us because of how God uniquely made us, I’ve got a few stories for you today to illustrate

212: Little Things We Do Matter the Most to People2024-02-06T13:26:41-06:00
  • Men's breakfast that live out Romans 12

211: A Men’s Breakfast Like No Other

A men’s breakfast can be fun and still have a greater purpose than eating and conversation. When organized with a larger objective in mind it can be a great way to bless people and a means to live out the Gospel. Today’s episode is about my Men with

211: A Men’s Breakfast Like No Other2024-01-12T14:35:39-06:00
  • Be curious enough to listen

210: Word of the Year for 2024 – Curious

CURIOUS. It’s my pick for the 2024 Word of the Year. Curious. It’s an important relational skill we need to help us deepen our relationships with others.  Today’s episode is about what happens when we’re not curious about people, and what we can do about it to strengthen

210: Word of the Year for 2024 – Curious2024-01-01T20:41:57-06:00

208: Christmas – A Time to Reflect

There are many cultural dimensions to all that is Christmas. Pick your favorite. I have a few that I look forward to every year. But as I get older, I’m seeing Christmas more as a great time to reflect on my relationship with Jesus. In Luke’s gospel, for

208: Christmas – A Time to Reflect2023-12-16T17:52:22-06:00
  • A better Christmas joy is the joy shared when people visit.

207: How to Help the People We Love At Christmas

In the 1947 classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life!, George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, goes through a tough time during Christmas in dealing with two serious financial problems caused by someone else. This most beloved and joyful man in all of Bedford Falls is overcome with

207: How to Help the People We Love At Christmas2023-12-03T14:26:48-06:00
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