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Why Didn’t You Warn Me?
How to Deal with Challenging Group Members
by Pat J. Sikora
What problems do you face in your small group? Is Griselda gossiping? Is Quentin too quiet? Is Rhonda always chasing rabbits? Is Charlie too argumentative? Is Mona always talking?
Leading a small group can be both exciting and rewarding. But sometimes, it can also be frustrating. What do you do when one or two group members create problems you don’t know how to handle?
• Do you know how to gently teach members new group skills?
• Do you know how to change a member’s behavior without being overbearing?
• Must you sacrifice your group for the sake of one needy person?
Why Didn’t You Warn Me? addresses 18 common problems that well-meaning people create in small groups and it give s you step-by-step suggestions for dealing with them with grace and sensitivity.
Blessing Your Spirit
by Sylvia Gunter & Arthur Burk
God designed our human spirit to rule over the soul and the body. It does this best when it is deliberately enlarged and strengthened by truth–the nutrient that most powerfully transforms the spirit. Your spirit needs to know the truth about who you are and who your God is. Some of that truth is spoken by the Spirit of God directly to your spirit; some is received through deliberate nurture and blessing. This book is a series of blessings designed to grow and mature your spirit.
For 40 days, we explore legitimacy and identity from the Father’s perspective. Then after we have seen ourselves from God’s perspective, He invites us to see Him through 21 days of blessings flowing from the names of God. Finally there are several pages of verses that describe the range of functions and emotions of the human spirit. As you read these blessings to yourself and to others, you will experience an enlarging of your spirit that will enable it to bring your emotions and behaviors into conformity with the will of God. Just a few minutes per day will yield amazing benefits.