November 14


We all thrive when we are in positive relationships and relationships are built on communication. Communication is a two-way process for reaching mutual understanding and nothing is a substitute in this for presence. We communicate far more information non-verbally than in words. Our facial expressions, body language, gestures and tone of voice give us away no matter what our words are. We sense more from one another than what we say. That’s why presence and relationship interconnect. It’s why no matter how quick or convenient emails or texts may be they are no substitute for the human voice and the human face.


May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O God.
Psalm 19:14


Take time to communicate with those who are important to you. The interchange of thoughts, opinions, ideas and feelings strengthen relationships and create and share meaning.

Suggested Reading

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Matthew 12:34

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
Rollo May

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker

I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.
Miranda Kerr

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.
David Augsburge

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lindberg

People live too much of their lives on email or the Internet or text messages these days. We’re losing all of our communication skills.
Tracy Morgan

The difference between face-to-face conversation and any other medium of communication is simple: No distractions are permitted.
Alexandra Petri