Wondering What to Say? Let’s Talk.

We’re made for connection. It’s built into our design.

Human connection occurs through engaging interactions of our five senses.

I see you. I touch you. I catch your scent. I hear you. I speak to you.

Our senses mix. And in the mixing, we connect.

Conversation is the fuel of human connectivity. Click To Tweet

Words between us flow, powered by feelings and thoughts. We talk.

When we gain understanding in this act of connecting, we come closer in knowing one another. And in the knowing, we can gain positive ground in our relationships.

Our speaking tongue carries strong power and truly gives life and death.

Are you trying to find the right words? Afraid to speak? Wondering how you come across to others? What are your most challenging conversations? Click To Tweet

In our society, there are constant trending talks. On Twitter, ‘what’s trending’ informs us of the top widespread conversations. Facebook and other social media outlets give voice to those wanting to engage about the concerns of our culture and time.

Currently, talk has intensified and people are divided by many issues, trying to be heard, wanting to know. People need to understand and be understood.

Discussions and demonstrations around race, the Pandemic, the Church. Fear, anger, and division are everywhere. Unity may also be found, however it requires a greater consideration, and an intentional doing.

Are you engaging in those trending talks or avoiding them? What do you bring to the conversation? Are you listening? What are your takeaways?

If you are like many others, you may be questioning when to say or not to say the hard things welling up from within your heart. These strong wells can become gushers if we ignore too much for too long. The wisdom of knowing when to speak is essential. But along with timing, the question becomes exactly what do we say?

Our smaller, more ordinary daily conversations may seem less impactful than these, but talk between friends, family, and work colleagues matter every bit as much. In fact, the smallest family unit is where any larger group begins.

In a time where conversations seem harder than ever, my desire it to help others come together effectively through honest, loving dialogue of all kinds. My hope is to strengthen relationships, and encourage you forward in all your heart speaks.

Will you join me?

There are two most important first things you can do if you are in!

  1. Comment in the comments section below with a brief description of a challenging conversation you may be facing. Nothing is out of the question! Beyond the trending conversations in our current culture, you may have challenging family conversations you are considering. Maybe you have a work situation or need to approach a friend with something you are unsure of how to express. Nothing is off limits.
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Your help will grow, gather, and build our tribe, and hopefully we can help others by the words of encouragement offered. Thank you!

I am so grateful you are a part of my life and a GodSipper with me!

I believe we can learn and do better together. Let’s talk.

With love & belief, Jill

“The Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend…”    ~Exodus 33:11

 

15 thoughts on “Wondering What to Say? Let’s Talk.

  1. Penny Gage says:

    We need to have a difficult conversation with my father-in-law about not driving his motor coach anymore

  2. Penny Gage says:

    We need to have a difficult conversation with my father-in-law about not driving his motor coach anymore

  3. Jill says:

    Thanks for sharing, Penny. These are the kinds of things I’m talking about with lots of people. First, I’m praying with you for the right timing and to prepare his heart. Also, I’d love to talk with you privately. I have some insights that might help. Hugs.

  4. Joyce Stire says:

    Jill, thank you for always sharing what God places in your heart. Your faithfulness to Him is inspiring to so many. I am uncomfortable with a conversation that I have been avoiding for a few months. I have been deeply wounded by someone close to me, and I just can’t seem to shake the hurt. I have forgiven the person, but I know that talking to her is going to rip the wound open again. It is very, very deep,… life altering stuff. I hurt, yet I know that the one who hurt me has also been deeply wounded…. endlessly. I’m still praying about how, when, etc. love ya, Pal!

  5. Nancy says:

    Trying to find balance when you stay six months in one state six months in another
    How do you know if belong there or here

  6. Jill says:

    Oh, my friend! Joycie. I’m bathing this in prayer and washing it in the blood of Jesus. Thank you for sharing and I will look forward to talking through this together, privately and soon. It is an issue of the heart so many of us come up against, and it’s never easy. Love you.

  7. Jill says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart, Nancy. Finding balance might be one of the trickiest constant needs of my life! I so relate! I’m lifting this in prayer with you and hope we can connect on it soon. IN the will of God is IN HIS PRESENCE, and I know you are constantly IN HIM. He is faithful to answer. Let’s talk soon.

  8. Deb says:

    Hey Jill awesome site…my question is how do you get someone to have meaningful conversations in marriage…after years of …”just not talking…

  9. Jill says:

    Hey Deb! Thank you for your feedback on my site. I’m pleased you like it! Your question moves my heart. I feel like this is an important question for a lot of people. I would love to pray with you and will be praying for you. My first thought on your question is the need for a restart. Coming to a place of agreement and unified desire to start over together is a first step. “Dating” again, and being intentional to take daily time for sharing the simple things of your day would be my suggestion. Praying together, just talking in conversation together with God, will be a most important priority. It’s worth a try!

  10. Linda Paknik says:

    I’m definitely no expert when it comes to saying hard/difficult things! However, I have found that when our feelings come from a place of love, understanding and honesty, the conversation will generally bring people closer. So for me I always try listening with an open heart and mind.

  11. Jill says:

    Yes,Linda! You’ve hit on exactly where we need to start. Thank you so much for your insights. This is important understanding for everyone. I appreciate you!

  12. Cindy says:

    Jill, my questions is around our conversations with the Lord. I am struggling with my conversations with HIM. I talk with HIM but find that I even show up with my “best” portrayed self even with the Father. Am I being open & honest with HIM. I know he knows me better than I know myself, but I would love to be able to go to the Father with my true self. I also struggling with, am I listening?! How do I hear? Am I trusting that I have heard? Was it truly from my Father or is it me that’s responding? I feel that if I’m not communicating well with the Father , how can I communicate with anyone else in an effective way?

  13. Jill says:

    Cindy, I love your heart. With your depth and desire to know him this way, I know He will not resist. Pressing in with you for HIS answers, and I look forward to His faithful response. I so appreciate your honesty and the questions you’ve presented. Let’s continue this conversation.

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