• “Conversation should be like a salad, composed of various ingredients, and well stirred with salt, oil, and vinegar.” Joquin Setanti     ...
    Marriage Builder #8: Practice ...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    October 19th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • And how are things going in Israel these days? With all the turmoil in Syria and the problems created by Iran and Russia, you’d expect people to be ...
    Discontent
    By Robert Wise
    October 19th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 6
    By Robert Wise
    October 19th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • “Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.” William Penn               One of the greatest indicators of a success...
    Marriage Builder #7: Let the R...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    October 12th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • Handling hostile questions can be more than an uncomfortable five minutes with your project team or an embarrassment with your executive officer. If ...
    MORE on How to Handle Hostile ...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 19th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Whether delivering a presentation, meeting with a client in the heat of a crisis, or battling with your teen over curfews, how you respond to a hostil...
    How to Handle a Hostile Questi...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 12th, 2017

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford               Do you feel as cl...
    Marriage Builder #6: Visit Mem...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    October 05th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • Hey! Before we go any further, there will no blog next week because I will be traveling. Sorry, but I’ll be out of pocket. HOWEVER, get ready for a ...
    Chasing the Angel of Death
    By Robert Wise
    October 05th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 5
    By Robert Wise
    October 05th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • The elevator speech is dead. That was my pronouncement in last week’s blog. The reasons: Elevator speeches are too vague, too canned, too boring. ...
    Start an Elevator Conversation...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 05th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,  communion or company than a good marriage.” Martin Luther   In our national s...
    Marriage Builder #5: Make Two-...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    September 28th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 4
    By Robert Wise
    September 28th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Iran is back in the headlines. President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations called Iran an international pariah. While the entire rest of t...
    The Issue with Syria
    By Robert Wise
    September 28th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Ten years ago, clients asked me to help their sales teams to perfect their elevator speech. Not anymore. It’s dead. Nobody has time to listen to you...
    Why the Elevator Speech Is Dea...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 28th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Happiness is by choice—not by chance. Unknown  The creative task of marriage requires a day in day out process of hard work and mutual adjustmen...
    Marriage Builder #4: Master th...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    September 21st, 2017

    Great Dates
  • Please grant me a little indulgence. I want to add a reflection that is outside the usual trip through the world of the Middle East. I feel a need to ...
    A Personal Reflection
    By Robert Wise
    September 21st, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes: Part 3
    By Robert Wise
    September 21st, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • You rush into your office early at 7:30 to get a jump on the day. Your overflowing inbox shows several emails marked urgent. But they’ll need to wai...
    The Pet Peeve That Zaps Produc...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 21st, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Whether it takes 7 seconds or 17 minutes to make a first impression, people always seem astonished at what idiosyncrasy causes the gut reaction. That...
    10 Tiny Things That Create Big...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 14th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Salespeople are typically the nicest people in the room. They ask about your family. They laugh at your stories. They empathize with your hard luck. ...
    6 Ways Salespeople Irritate Cu...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 07th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • “The husband found, a lover is not lost, The sweetheart still remains--a sweetheart wife!” S. C. Hall               Dating. Hey, t...
    Marriage Builder #3: Cultivate...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    September 14th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety” Plato               Plato may have said “Nothing is worthy of great an...
    Marriage Builder #2: Slow Down...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    September 07th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Agnes
    By Robert Wise
    September 07th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Americans have an interesting habit of listening intently to a crisis, getting highly upset, and then in a few days forgetting all about it. Right now...
    Carnage In Syria
    By Robert Wise
    September 07th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • “Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.”  Proverbs 27:17 (CEV) When you come up against a situation, from where d...
    Shelter With Iron
    By Lori Kennedy
    August 31st, 2017

    Women Leading
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 7
    By Robert Wise
    August 31st, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Hey!  I’m back from Alaska. My trip took me up to the edge of the Arctic Circle and through Denali National Park. Beautiful beyond expression! I sa...
    Israeli Update
    By Robert Wise
    August 31st, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Noticing the time on a text message (3:04 a.m.) that came in from a Millennial one morning, I asked if he had been working that late. “No, I went ...
    How to Skip Small Talk and Get...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 31st, 2017

    GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • No matter the topic, there’s always the flip-side. Politics? The liberal view versus the conservative view. Religion? Scores of interpretations. H...
    5 Communication Practices Tout...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 24th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • “In survey after survey, at least 80 percent of couples in successful long-term relationships report that they have become best friends.” --Dr...
    Marriage Builder #1: Be Friend...
    By David & Claudia Arp
    August 24th, 2017

    Great Dates
  • Whether meeting with client VIPs, giving a presentation to the executive team, delegating a project, or passing someone in the hallway, leaders get qu...
    5 Mistakes Leaders Make in Res...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 17th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Hey! Before we go any further … got a special word for you. After today I’ll be in Alaska up there close to the Arctic Circle and hiking through D...
    Run-In at the Wall, Part 3

    Wise on the Middle East
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 6
    By Robert Wise
    August 17th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • MIRACLES NEVER CEASE! Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the...
    Meet Mike and Beth: Part 5
    By Robert Wise
    August 10th, 2017

    Miracles Never Cease
  • Last week we looked at any issue not particularly published in the United States: A struggle over religious observance at the Western Wall has develop...
    Run-In at the Wall, Part 2
    By Robert Wise
    August 10th, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East
  • Think it is hard to make sense out of American politics? Take a hard look at Israel. Even the most ardent evangelical supporters of Israel don’t ven...
    Run-In at the Wall
    By Robert Wise
    August 03rd, 2017

    Wise on the Middle East