Everyone has beliefs. Everyone believes something. Our beliefs inform our daily living…how we live and how we act, and how we view who we are and the world we live in.This, our worldview, is established by things we believe to be true. It contributes to the very fabric of who we are. Beliefs attract related … More Beliefs. Everyone has them. How do yours hold up?
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
“I will give you rest.” How many people can say that? I will give you rest. Do we need rest? Of course! Especially in this world. But do we always find it? No. Can you or I give it? No… not likely. Sometimes we can have a calming affect on people and likewise they on … More Need Rest?
Last night I watched some highlights from the Presidential Debate.I was shocked at the conduct of these two US leaders. Perhaps two simple house rules may have changed things completely: Love your neighbour as yourself. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. And these aren’t to remain as house rules…but … More Presidential Debate: 2 house rules could change everything
This world, when it was created in its very good state, was susceptible to pain, shame and suffering. Interesting that this same world was delivered through pain, shame, and suffering. This world is a fallen world. Fallen from its original very good state. It has been subjected to sin and evil and is a world … More Pain, shame, suffering… and Deliverance?
“Individual commitment to a group effort or goal, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi And so much more. Key to moving together. Teamwork. Needs to show up in leadership, in our lives, in society….in civilization. Moving from the individual…..to group…..to team, with commitment … More Teamwork. Makes Society Work…
Look only to my own interests? Or look also to the interests of others? Disputing over a mask? To wear or not to wear? Other disputes in your life? To forego personal interest in light of mutual peace bridges opportunity to embrace and overcome fear from either side.
“Thinking I had some answers to deal with my periodic or inconsistent flow of writing, I went home, attempted some new tactics… and…failed. It didn’t work for me.” How come I don’t always feel like writing? Am I not a writer? A blogger? An author? A wordsmith? When I asked around to some writers about how … More How come I Don’t Always Feel like Writing?
“And the paradox is this: at the heart of this newborn personality is joy; yet the joy is ushered in by tears.” David Wilkerson Tears have often been considered as showing our weakness, or a not being ‘tough enough’. I grew up where the men weren’t supposed to cry, never mind weep…not even when someone … More Tears. We’ve all shed them.
It could be you and it could be me…the other day it was a Vancouver man. Behavior, behavior. Everybody wants to see us having good behavior. It’s feels that way coming from our government too. Put on your mask. Social distance. Do as your told. Keep in line. Behave like good citizens. Don’t question the … More Our Fixation on Behavior misses the Heart of the Matter