Where is the Power?
Failure / Grace / Humility / Judgement / Relationships / Wisdom

Where is the Power?

It had been one of those days at work.   Constant interruptions from coworkers with things they needed my input on.  Interruptions from customers calling in with random requests.  Tasks that should have taken a few minutes took several hours because the software kept crashing.  Swarms of emails filled my inbox with various additional requests. … Continue reading

You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need
Giving / Intimacy / Needs / Pain / Receiving / Relationships

You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need

As I was driving towards my church last Tuesday evening, I had a very uneasy feeling in my stomach.  I had that knot in my stomach that you get when something makes you feel really really uncomfortable.  I didn’t quite know what it was about yet, I just knew it was there (and getting worse … Continue reading

The Known and the Unknown
Intimacy / Pain / Perspective / Relationships / Suffering / Trust

The Known and the Unknown

As I sat amidst my biological family for Thanksgiving, the usual routines all took place; people gathered on the couches in the living room around the tv to watch the football game, various comments ensued about who is doing well and why, what’s wrong with the refs, etc.  The casual questions like “how’s work?” were … Continue reading