Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

Relationships are teleological

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

Books I've read · Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Defining our values

I’ve just finished reading a book called Beyond Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend (the co-author of the original Boundaries book). The first book defined what it means to set loving limits around our lives so we can experience healthier relationships. It’s one of the best ‘self-help’ books I’ve read. Beyond Boundaries expands on this concept,… Continue reading Defining our values

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Heartache in the chicken coop

Ever witnessed a group of people that seem like noisy, over-fed chickens? They flap their ‘feathers’ wildly and squawk about, showing off their knowledge, preening, posturing… indulging in delusions about themselves and the rest of their ‘coop’. These kinds of people love to gossip and make judgements on others’ lives, as if somehow they have the authority to do so… Perhaps we’re all a bit… Continue reading Heartache in the chicken coop

Parenthood · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

A new day dawning

“The days are long, but the years are short,” wrote Gretchen Rubin in The Happiness Project. Never a truer word has been said of parenting young children. Some days the noise and craziness of corralling two intense little boys is so challenging I want to scream. But there are also moments my heart simply wells up with joy. Like today. I stared down… Continue reading A new day dawning