Category Archives: Relationships

C O M M U N I C A T E

What to say? When to say it? How to say it? Was it understood? Did I make you a friend or did I create an enemy? Should I just stay silent and let the spirits, both good and bad, run rapid? I don’t know about most, but these are the questions that run through my mind after a communication session with brethren. So that leaves me torn between two thoughts; should I stay quiet or should I communicate. But why would any question be running through my mind if communication goes two ways – someone is not communicating. The scriptures say study to be quiet and do your own business. (1Thessalonians 4:11). The scriptures also say to do good and communicate.(Hebrew 13:6) BUT… How do we translate both scriptures? Or, how do we live by them both?  I can either use the scriptures as my excuse...

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Catch Your Tongue!

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” ~James 3:6-8 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” ~Proverbs 18:21 DON’T underestimate the power of that little member within the mouth.  Depending on how the tongue is used, it could literally cause you harm or even worse, DEATH.  Yet, on the other hand, it can cause wonderfully positives things too.  It all...

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Burning your bridges

Do you know what the saying, “Don’t burn your bridges” really means? Well a bridge is a connection, a safe path, a way to avoid tough roads. The bridge is a person, and just like bridges, people can offer connections, safe paths, and help you out in tough situations.  If you burn a bridge you can no longer use that same route. So “Don’t burn your bridges” basically means don’t destroy relationships you may need in the future. There may have been times when you burned your bridges and you didn’t even realize it. Think of a time when you needed a favor.  You might have needed to borrow money, you might have needed a ride, a job or help with something or even somewhere to stay. Who was the first person you went to? Was it the stranger you saw at the market? No,...

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