A Matter of Perspective
Humility / Judgement / Listening / Perspective / Relationships / Wisdom

A Matter of Perspective

For many, the battle lines have been drawn.  The political beliefs that are deemed “right” or “good” seem very clear and anything that doesn’t agree with them needs to be opposed.  Many social media sites are no longer friendly places to stay involved in the lives of friends and family, but rather, have become battlegrounds. … Continue reading

A Penny for your Thoughts
Approval / God's Love / Perspective / Relationships / The Power of Words

A Penny for your Thoughts

Recently, I went shopping.  The great thing about shopping post Christmas is that it is often a rather lovely array of extreme-clearance-money-saving bonanzas.  Discount are piled on top of discounts so that once you’ve got 50% off an item that’s already 60% off where you also get buy one get one free, it practically feels … 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