305 – Resolving Conflicts with Empathy and Grace

This Week on Soul Talks We all experience conflict in our close relationships. When misunderstandings, disagreements, and hurt feelings arise, how do we resolve them? The mistake that we’re most prone to make is to avoid or deflect our emotions. But this only leads to prolonged resentment, anger, and disconnection in relationships. In this Soul…

Sightless Among Miracles

Look! God is Doing Miracles All Around You! Two days ago we came home from vacation I found our front door left unlocked. (The girl who cared for our cats forgot to lock it.) A wave of fear hit. Then I got really scared when I heard a phone message from the local police urging…

Bible Verses on Thankfulness

What Bible verses on thankfulness are especially important for us to live by? I’ve made a study on this to grow in gratitude and also to share these verses with family and friends around our table at mealtimes, especially on Thanksgiving (see “Thanksgiving Turkey and Prayer“). The Virtue of Thankfulness To be thankful to God…

Making a Plan to Be Like Jesus

When you read about the fullness of life that Jesus and the other New Testament writers exemplify and talk about what do you think? Surely, you’re drawn to this beautiful way of life –- it is holy, peaceable, centered in God’s goodness, generous, and Spirit-empowered. What if you could grow in Christ to the point that…