Return to Sender

Rich Preuss

James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry...

Written communication is tricky. Studies have indicated that as much as 93% of communication is nonverbal. Things like tone of voice, facial expressions, body language, and eye contact all communicate information that isn’t conveyed in an email.

Behind Closed Doors

Randy Raciti

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Peace and Reconciliation

Steve Smith

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

As a realtor, I often run into conflicts between buyers and sellers in the course of purchasing a home. In one recent transaction, a buyer had completed her due diligence and closed on a home that had been substantially remodeled in an older section of the city.

Difficult People

Jennifer Ellis

2 Timothy 1:7-9

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.

Checking In

By: Jon Cassady

Matthew 5:16

… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 

Our mission as Christians has always had an outward focus that includes being present and available to individuals, both at work and at home. I’ve experienced this firsthand while praying for others. When someone comes to mind, I check on them. A quick text or email saying, “Just checking in, how’s your day going?” often gets a response. 

Constructive Criticism

Kathleen Shaffer

Philippians 2:3

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves...

Having been a realtor for over fifteen years, I enjoy having clients who have worked with me on more than one occasion. We have a common bond, a growing friendship and are comfortable with one another.