Have you ever suspected your life would be better off if someone else had been cast to play your part? I definitely have. Perhaps someone more naturally competent. More cheerful or self-assured. Less sensitive. Someone who doesn't get so easily confused or overwhelmed. (Fill in your own version of amazing.) I bet I could really … Continue reading Auditioning for the Role of Me
Maybe you’ve seen the poet’s answer to that question: “Oh but my darling, ‘What if you fly?’” It’s a beautiful sentiment, full of optimism, and I understand the point they are trying to make. But it doesn’t really answer the first question to my heart’s satisfaction. Really though, what if I fall? As we covered … Continue reading What if I Fall?
I wanted to be a nun. It would be so simple. A life committed to holy pursuits, preferably on the top of a mountain, was just what I needed. What better way to focus on the things that truly mattered in this life? Let’s not get bogged down with the fact that I wasn’t even … Continue reading Why Living Alone on a Mountain-Top Isn’t God’s Plan for My Life
Welcome! Last week we talked about honesty and openness: the importance of looking ourselves in the eye and presenting everything we see to the Lord, and the benefit of letting helpful people speak truth into our lives. (Check out that post here.) Today, let’s talk about one of the main purposes of honesty and openness: … Continue reading We Need to Talk – Part 2 (Building Community)