Sometimes it feels safer to stay in the dark because we’ve been there for so long. It’s all we’ve known, and it’s comfortable. But maybe you haven’t switched on the light yet – maybe there’s a much brighter and more hopeful world yet to discover in a relationship with God. This relationship is one full… Continue reading Is the dark more familiar than the daylight?
Relationships are teleological. Yep, I had to look that one up too. In other words, relationships are going somewhere – as long as two people are involved. They are living and alive and moving and becoming something… and sometimes they aren’t becoming anything good. In Donald Miller’s Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, the author… Continue reading Relationships are teleological
“It isn’t helpful to only recount the negative aspects of a person when a relationship ends,” a wise person once told me. “We also need to remember the good, in order to grieve.” It’s certainly tempting to rehearse your frustrations – and their flaws – when you’re hurt. But part of the process of letting go is celebrating the… Continue reading Grieving lost relationships
As a child I loved writing stories and poems, and later I kept a diary. From the beginning of my teenage years to the age of 21 when I got married (and somehow didn’t need a diary anymore), I’d filled about 35 400-page exercise books with my thoughts. Writing has always been a big part of how… Continue reading Tryin’ to be a hot-shot