Be Cordial

Cordial is the word of the day. Effective Communication is a contact sport. To get a favorable exchange of information: facts, beliefs and ideas, you must start with the deep-seated belief that the other person is significant, unique and important. Their opinion counts and is meaningful. They deserve your undivided attention. Listen at a synergistic level. You must be sensitive to their feelings. Being cordial brings rapport, favor and approval with positive results.

The basic ingredients of being cordial are as follows:

  1. A warm natural smile will attract a smile.
  2. A solid handshake; a rare remaining display of emotional contact says, “I appreciate you”.
  3. Eye to eye contact is the secret chamber of your soul.
  4. Encouraging words of appreciation open your heart as you speak.

In your conversations, put into action a cordial attitude.  Be kind, all lives matter.

Integrity is Number One Everything Else is Number Two

Today’s word is integrity.
Integrity is number one in all things, everything else is number two. In Webster’s dictionary, integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and fair; the state of being complete; whole; undivided.

Now let’s take a look at some Hebrew words related to integrity. “Shalom” is used as a Jewish greeting or a farewell statement. It means peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility.

A person of integrity is wholeness; united within themselves; there is no internal conflict.

The words “Tam” and “Tamim” describes a person who is plain, simple, uncomplicated and blameless; this person is whole and intact. This Hebrew word “Tam” appears in the Hebrew Bible nine times one time in Psalms and Proverbs. It is in the Book of Job six times. Job is described as a good, upright, and blameless man. There are many people with integrity described in the Bible.

A person with integrity has it all together in one unified piece.  They are consistent and congruent. They are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. They use the same value system to all questions, concerns and choices in life.

On one end of the spectrum is integrity with the other end being hypocrisy. Since Integrity means whole, complete and congruent – then hypocrisy means divided; pretending to be in heart and soul something you are not and acting as if you have a part in a play.

Integrity requires us to discover who we are, claim it and live who we are without pretending to be someone we aren’t. So, if Integrity means being whole, unbroken, and undivided, all parts of the personality can come together and there is no split in the inner being. A divided soul is when part of you wants to do one thing while the other parts of you want to do something else.

Integrity is also when all your aspirations, all your wants are focused in one direction.  A life of integrity is not always the easiest path, but a life of integrity can be simple. Do the right thing; figure it out and do it. Davy Crockett said, “make sure you are right and then go ahead and do it”.

You must be the right person, do the right things and then and ONLY then can you have all this world has to offer……Be, Do, Have, Give, Legacy.

Integrity is number one; all other considerations are second.

The New Year is Underway

The New Year is underway.  Many are energized by this and others are bored.  More than 360 days face us with many answers to all of our questions. As the tick tock of the clock unwinds, we will begin to see most of the things identifying our lives last year are back and facing us again. The same struggles and challenges are present. Most people are in a RUT – experiencing the same existence of living without a significant relationship with Jesus Christ.

During the last few weeks of 2018 and the first days of 2019, I have been teaching, coaching and training on “2019 The Year of Great Productivity and Abundance”. We have been presenting the process on our radio program. We are making lists. We are examining our hopes, dreams, opportunities and challenges. I suggest we plan our work and work our plan based on the lives of successful people. I have completed my plan for 2019 and after using diligent attention, profound thinking and pursuit of a higher calling, I share part of my list with attainable and wholesome goals for my life. I have selected my guide to be 2nd Peter 1:5-8):

  • Be diligent in all things
  • Be strong in non-wavering faith
  • Be known for uncompromising moral excellence
  • Be a life learner and enlarge knowledge
  • Be moderate without extremism
  • Be persistent
  • Be godly without hypocrisy
  • Be tactful and gracious treating all well
  • Be loving, letting love flow

2019 Has Begun

Ready or not 2019 has begun. There are 364 days remaining full of seconds, minutes, and hours. We have hope and are encouraged about the New Year facing us.

What is your plan for your Wheel of Life? There are Seven Spokes of that Wheel. Today I am concentrating on the Spiritual Game Plan. An excellent guide is Psalms 119.

1. Seek The Lord Daily
2. Share God With Others
3. Delight in God’s Work
4. Respect and Trust God

Christmas is Coming

Do the unexpected. Regard others as more important than ourselves. The three most important words are Giving, Forgiving, and Forgetting.

Do all things with humility of the mind; look out for the personal interests of others. Do not be selfish, conceited, or hold grudges; Be anxious to forgive and forget.

Happy Thanksgiving!

For the upcoming Thanksgiving week I wanted to share a Zig Ziglar quote about gratitude. May you and yours have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all Human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” -Zig Ziglar

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