What happens when we tell a third to half our population to stop being who they are and instead compete with the loudest voices, even if those voices have nothing to contribute to what is happening?
Love is shown in the little actions of our days. It is the ways we treat people either with respect or like they are beneath us. Do we honor those we disagree with or leave people behide in our quest to be right?
On my 30th birthday, I walked into my office for the final time and walked out with the second biggest weight I have ever carried gone.
There is this toxic idea out there that love is all about me. If one day a person stops fulfilling my needs, I can leave because I am unsatisfied. But love with you in the center is not love, it is narcissism and arrogance.
What do we do with the things we cannot forget? How are we to move beyond what to us feels unforgivable? What happens when someone appears one day that threatens to undo our fragile peace? So are the questions at the heart of These Nameless Things.
There are only 19 days until the election. The reality is, regardless of who wins, there is going to be a group of people who are jubilant and a group of people who are terrified. The question is, will we reach out or will we hunker down?
I went into the hike with such anticipation. God, take this experience and change me. I had no idea what He wanted to do but I was open. Lord, we have 24 miles - let’s get some stuff on (and off) the table. I’m ready! But at the end of it I felt - nothing! Did I miss something or did I need to remember a pebble size lesson there on the canyon floor?
I cannot love you and envy what you have. I cannot love you and be jealous of your position, your marriage, your home life, your children, your place. Envy left unchecked can lead to a lifetime of covetousness. Jealousy, envy, comparison, coveting - they are off-shoots of the same weed. And love frees us from all of them