Here is a story that I have been meaning to share with you. It is a story about one man’s kindness, my unconciousness, and Red Lobster cheesy biscuits. What else do you need to click “Read More”?
I have always had an almost insatiable fear of speaking in front of people. Fear of embarrasing myself, or saying something foolish. I was so concerned about what other people thought about me that the anxiety was almost more than I could handle. It wasn't until learning some of these keys to communicating in front of an audience that I gained confidence to speak in front of large groups. I want to share a few of them with you today...
How do you increase your effectiveness in connecting with others in a group? This blog unpacks each of these questions and gives some practical tips and tools to become a more effective communicator. I’ll also give you a framework for living out Simmons Values as you are connecting with a group of people during the next meeting or presentation that you give.
Do you want to have healthier relationships? What if you were able to connect better with your spouse, significant other, co-workers and friends? I want to give you some tools that will transform your relationships and help you to have healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others.
We talk about Put People First alot at Simmone because building strong relationships through food is where we find our purpose. But do we really understand what it looks like to walk it? What does Put People First really mean?
New Year’s Day is a time when we try to start over, to do the things we said we would do (or not do) last year. It is always important to fix our faults of the past year and become a better person. It is good for us to consider the things upon which we need to improve.
Without pruning, the results of your efforts will be average. Not average compared to other people; average compared to who you could be or what you could do - average compared to your own potential…
Endings can be painful and at times, highly emotional when they involve other people. But endings are a part of life. When done well, endings often lead us into seasons of growth and new beginnings that we can’t experience until we do the challenging and messy, but necessary work of endings.
It is with much hesitation that we publish this article. We hesitate because we know that the pain is so very real and so acute. Still, with hesitation, we offer it to you because every suicide prevention training that we have had says, “LET’S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE.”
At the end of the article is the true story of one from our own community. It is the story of a SUICIDE SURVIVOR…not a survivor of an attempted suicide, which is different. This person has had two people very, very close to her that took their own lives. So, only read that story with a warning.
Her message is that only God has gotten her through this, and if you are considering suicide…PLEASE, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.
"Treat others the way you would like to be treated." Matthew 7:12