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Category: Honesty

Stop trying to fix people ...

One of the main reasons that many of us refuse to get involved with hurting people is that we believe we need to fix them. And we know we can’t. A friend whose child has cancer… A friend whose spouse walks out… A stranger in need… We know we do not have an easy answer […]

If you are sad, be sad ...

Christians have such a weird relationships with hard emotions. I think it is because we often are led to believe that expressing sadness, disappointment, anger, or fear means that we don't trust God, we don't believe God is good; that we are somehow failing God  by being less than perfectly cheerful every day of our lives. […]

Let the rest go ...

This bit of wisdom really struck me: "The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to […]

Repost: The art of the shim ...

This is a post from several years back. We refer to "the art of the shim" often! We recently sent an old bookshelf from our house to our daughter's new apartment. I bought the bookshelf used at a thrift store. It is rich with history, dings, and uneven footing. There was concern it might not […]

Life's Imperfections ...

As I sat on my porch this morning after the flurry of a few days of travel, this thought came to mind: "I am practicing living in the beautiful tension of life's imperfections." I am not great at this. My tendency, my temptation is to try to fix it all. It is hard for me […]

Our incessant aching

"We are infinite souls inside finite lives and that alone should be enough to explain our incessant and insatiable aching." Ronald Rolheiser This is why I - and many of you - have a proclivity toward melancholy. This is the sadness that lives deep down in our souls; that we feel in our bellies. This […]

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