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How many math scriptures do you know?

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of scriptures where the Lord shares why communication skills are so important, how we should speak to one another and what we shouldn't do when we communicate. Studies show that effective communicators do better in school, in their careers and their relationships.  Statistics say that 87% of what you and I do all day is communication related!  Lack of effective communication is the number one reason listed for marriage to fail.  Yet speech communication is thought of as an elective. I can't think of one scripture in the Bible that speaks of the importance of math.  Can you?  Yet most Christians work hard to make sure their kids master math from 1st through 12th...

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Grace not Race

My dear friend and cohost on Grace Talk Soup, Carla Ives, was my sounding board yesterday morning as I received some disturbing news after my weekly newsletter went out where I shared part of the article I wrote for yesterday's blog post here on Communication FUNdamentals.  Sharing your troubles with a friend is one of those gifts God gives His children to help them through difficult times.  Not only did she reassure me, but yesterday evening I found this precious article in my inbox with a note asking if I would post it today as a Guest Blogger!  Well, needless to say I was greatly honored.  Here are her thoughts.  I'll let her explain what happened. MY PARTNER IS A...

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Is grace a two way street?

A few situations arose this past week that may give you cause to wonder if grace is a two way street for Christian conservatives.  Though I believe most people are respectful, even to those with whom they disagree, I do see that there are some who not only speak disrespectfully of us but who feel justified in doing so.  But if you think the secular world in general endorses this behavior, you would be wrong.  And what's more, I believe,  there is something we Christians can do that will help us win back favor with the secular world and it's called grace. "Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to...

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Top 10 Reasons to Improve Your Communication Skills

Top 10 Reasons to Improve Your Communication Skills 10.Your Education 9. Your Job 8. Your Relatives 7. Your Business 6. Your Employees 5. Your Witness 4. Your Friends 3. Your Children 2. Your Marriage 1. Your happiness Studies show that effective communicators do better in school, have deeper relationships, longer marriages, are more successful, make more money and are generally happier than their less articulate counterparts. The Lord felt communication skills so important for our lives that He mentions communication skills literally HUNDREDS of times in His Word. "Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." -Colossians 4:6 "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be...

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