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
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
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
“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
Ever met someone who’s just neurotic that everybody is thinking about them, or talking about them? Or if not neurotic, really pleased by the idea that people might be speculating about their life? It’s hardly uncommon. All of us, to some degree, like to think people are thinking about us and talking about us. These… Continue reading Look at moi, look at moi!
I was reflecting on this quote from Trena Reed this morning: “Broken people produce broken love. Like shattered glass, love is distorted at every angle, twisted into something that no longer resembles the original image. But God restores our shattered, twisted, distorted images of love, revealing love’s true face. He takes our brokenness and makes… Continue reading About face
Ever felt the urge to compare your body to someone else’s? Or wonder why some things come so easy to other people while you have to struggle through the same problems every day? Or why you weren’t given the talents or gifts of someone who seems to just naturally succeed at life? Making comparisons is a common past-time.… Continue reading The comparison game