let’s talk

Today I had such a great day, because I got to talk to people.  I had at least half a dozen meaningful one-on-one conversations, and that’s what makes the day for me.  I had the opportunity to talk to students, church members, and even to a radio host to promote the upcoming CROP Walk for Hunger.

You just can’t beat a good face-to-face conversation. I love writing and I’m having fun with this blog, but without “face time” I think my writing would be meaningless.

I get nervous with a lot of email, texting, online comments, and what not.  Yes, it’s the way of the future.  However, if I can’t look into your eyes, hear your tone of voice, or read your body language, I really don’t know what we’re talking about.  I may misinterpret your tone or your posture or your gestures, but I think I can get it right the more we talk.

That’s why I feel so privileged to be a pastor.  I can take time to have real sit-down conversations.  And if I’ve had a conversation via phone or internet with someone and I don’t feel right about it, I can say, “Let’s meet face to face,” and people usually say OK.

Perhaps there are others who don’t thrive as much on face time as I.  And that’s OK.  I just hope they understand when I say, “Let’s talk.”

(PS:  I don’t have a lot of readers on this blog, but if you’re one of them, do me a favor.  Think about a good conversation you’ve had recently.  Think about what made it good.  And try to re-create those good elements next time you sit down and talk.)

 

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by kristie wooten on October 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Kerri,
    This is wonderful!!!!! AMEN! I love, love face-time! I think something has been lost along the way, with our being able to be personal, with all the texting and emailing…as I type this response!
    I love being able to sit and look at someone in the eyes, because one’s eyes often tell such an amazing story!
    Let’s talk soon!
    Kristie

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