Word 4U Today

THE AFTERMATH

THE AFTERMATH

A family counselor once said, ‘It’s not the arguments that should worry married couples; it’s what happens when the battles are over.” Almost all families experience conflict from time to time, which is not necessarily unhealthy for relationships. Husbands and wives argue, ...

Bob Gass

May 31st, 2015

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BE AFFECTIONATE

BE AFFECTIONATE

The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built and there’s a legend that surrounds it. When the favourite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered it to be built as a memorial to her. He placed her coffin in the middle of a parcel of land, and

Bob Gass

May 30th, 2015

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MAKE JESUS ‘LORD’ OF YOUR LIFE

MAKE JESUS ‘LORD’ OF YOUR LIFE

There are two parts to being a Christian. First, you must accept Jesus as your Savior. Second, and much more difficult, you must make Jesus your Lord—‘the undisputed boss’! There is just enough ego in each of us to want to be in control, and that part of us must be crucified

Bob Gass

May 29th, 2015

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COMMUNICATE! (3)

COMMUNICATE! (3)

Building trust and intimacy in communication requires: 1) Working to build trust. Trust is not a ‘right’: it’s a privilege you earn by proving you’re trustworthy. We pay little attention to politicians who say, ‘You can count on me,’ unless their track record supports it. ...

Bob Gass

May 28th, 2015

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COMMUNICATE! (2)

COMMUNICATE! (2)

For effective communication: 1) Make use of the ‘eye-gate’. Eye contact stimulates the brain’s social-network circuits, decreasing the stress hormone and increasing the sympathy hormone. Intentionally looking at the other person enables you to quickly respond to the seven ...

Bob Gass

May 27th, 2015

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COMMUNICATE! (1)

COMMUNICATE! (1)

According to ground-breaking neurological research, you can ‘train’ yourself to speak and listen in a way that stimulates sympathy and trust in the brain of the person you’re talking to. Think how valuable that is in communication! Here are some proven principles to help you

Bob Gass

May 26th, 2015

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CONFRONTATION HAS ITS REWARDS

CONFRONTATION HAS ITS REWARDS

The Bible says, ‘Do not reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t get angry when He corrects you. The Lord corrects those He loves, just as parents correct the child they delight in’ (vv. 11-12 NCV). Because God loves you, when He sees things in your life that could ...

Bob Gass

May 25th, 2015

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BENEFIT FROM SELF-DISCIPLINE

BENEFIT FROM SELF-DISCIPLINE

Is self-discipline difficult and demanding? Oh yeah. However, instead of focusing on its demands, think about its benefits. When you begin to understand the power, liberty, joy and victory that self-discipline brings, you’ll want to have it. A disciplined mind makes the ...

Bob Gass

May 24th, 2015

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Overcoming the Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #1

Overcoming the Obstacles to Becoming a Foster Parent: Obstacle #1

A Practical Series from Featured Positively Pinoy Ministry Home For Good Foundation Obstacle #1: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Loving, Bonding and Saying Goodbye to Your Foster Child The Home for Good Foundation delights in helping families overcome the challenges to ...

Mike Medlin

May 23rd, 2015

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HOME FOR GOOD:  Malen Papadopoulos

HOME FOR GOOD: Malen Papadopoulos

Like most Filipinos living abroad, Malen Papadopoulos adapted well to her new surroundings and led a successful and happy life with her husband and daughter. Regardless of her accomplishments, she never forgot or abandoned her more humble beginning here in the Philippines. ...

Mike Medlin

May 23rd, 2015

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