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

How Long?
Pain / Perseverence / Perspective / Relationships / Suffering / The Power of Story

How Long?

Underneath the daily routines of activity, underneath the stresses of work assignments and deadlines, underneath another year of birthdays celebrated, underneath the clamor of emails, phone calls and texts messages vying for my attention each day, underneath the routines of exercise and brushing my teeth, underneath the laughter among friends and the joy of good … Continue reading

Becoming Good Soil
Failure / Humility / Leadership / Listening / Pain / Perspective / Relationships / Wisdom

Becoming Good Soil

“While you enjoy some great wisdom as a result of your relationship with God, I often feel that you take a position of authority in our relationship and advise and instruct rather than simply listen.” The truth can hurt.  That’s an understatement; the truth can hurt A LOT.  The above words were spoken to me … Continue reading