Interpreting people by understanding the verbal and non-verbal cues they give us can provide something beyond a superficial reading of their behavior. Adding psychology to a sociological analysis of human behavior provides a broader, deeper pool of information, especially when seen through the lens of communication. When we're able to interpret people where they stand, it's possible to exploit the information they freely offer and steer them toward our desired outcome.
Gordon MacDonald offers both inspiration and practical steps toward order. Here is a very personal treatment of a very personal problem: how to order your private world.
You may not want to admit it, but manipulative people are everywhere. The manipulator in your life could be your neighbor, your boss, or your coworker. It could even be your child or your spouse. Like it or not, we sometimes succumb to the whims of manipulators. If we do not educate and protect ourselves, we even become victimized by manipulators. They are sometimes extraordinarily difficult to detect.
Do you feel the need to pray but just don't know where or how to start? What better way to learn how to pray than to learn from the original teacher, Jesus? When the disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them to pray he gave them an outline that covers all the tenets of prayer. These are praise and adoration of the Father, that the kingdom of heaven would be manifested on Earth, a request that his will be done, and not our own....
History has shown that great leaders have the ability to reach beyond the walls of their churches to influence cultures for Christ. We've seen it in the Pentecostal/charismatic movement, in the explosive growth of house churches in Communist China, in the expansion of the Southern Baptist Convention, and in the worldwide rise of praise and worship music led by Hillsong Church, among other phenomena.
Bill Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton previously served as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and as the State's attorney general from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ideologically Clinton was a New Democrat, and many of his policies reflected a Centrist Third Way philosophy of governance.
This unique program presents an all-new look at the power of intention and the law of attraction. You'll discover how learning to let go of old burdens, grudges, and bad feelings toward others will actually attract more abundance into your life than you ever thought possible.
Many believers can relate to the process of exploring the world outside of faith and finding good, seemingly normal human beings who they were raised to view as "others": homosexuals, Muslims, atheists, secularists, liberals, and city people. This universal story, where an individual raised to believe in God has to reconcile their inherited belief with their world, points to every generation's struggle. It seems that Christianity is designed for a beautiful but confounding reconstruction of faith, generation by generation.