My dear blog-friends,
I read the following blog entry recently and it really got me thinking. To be honest, it nailed me in a few areas of my heart and life. I encourage you to read the entire article with as unhindered a mind as possible. (There will be time for criticism later.) For now, allow God to use it in whatever ways He sees fit.
I’m sharing it with you that it might inspire you toward your goals, of which, I hope LOVE is supreme.
“The Power of Love”
— A blog entry by Donald Miller (Author of Blue Like Jazz and other books) posted Jun 28, 2010 4:01 AM . . . Continue reading “The Power of Love (Part I)”
Living in the Wonderful State of Disagreement
Wouldn’t it be great to live in a place where there is disagreement? (yes… where there “is”…)
Let me explain what I mean.
I’ve noticed something about myself lately — I don’t like to be disagreed with! I suppose I knew it for years. There were signs… the funny looks on my face… or sometimes I cut people off… volume rising during conversations… people not wanting to enter into certain conversations with me… etc. So, I guess what I mean is — I’m finally beginning to “notice” that I don’t like to be disagreed with… and I don’t like the effects of it.
Just think of it… wouldn’t it be nice to live in a state of mind where someone could disagree with you, and it would be “ok”!? Continue reading “Ahhh… Disagreement”
On my last post, I wrote about “dreaming”… I shared one of my own dreams… and I wondered aloud about why it is important.
So then, today… I read something that grabbed my attention… it brought me back to this whole issue of DREAMS and DESIRES. So, if you don’t mind circling around the mountain again, I’d like to revisit the topic.
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Today, I was looking for something encouraging to read, and I stumbled across the blog of an author I like, Donald Miller. He usually has an interesting take on life and when I saw his blog about TOY STORY 3… well it caught my attention. (I know… you may be wondering how “Toy Story” has anything to do with dreams & desires… but hang with me and it will all make sense!) A few things really stuck out to me as I read. But, what first struck me was a comment by a reader. It grabbed me. It challenged me. It exposed me.
“What I want? This is one of the hardest questions I have wrestled with as a believer. Continue reading “Taking Time to Dream (Pt 2)”
Andrea and I just took a trip… a chance to get away… to create a little space in our lives. One of the things Andrea and I have made part of our “road trip” rituals is to give each other space to share what’s going on with us. And, one of the core questions we often ask each other is “What have you been dreaming about lately?”
So, on the drive home (sort of leaving the best for last) Andrea turns to me and says, “I want to talk about our Dreams. Let’s dream a little. Tell me a dream of yours.” She said, “If you were handed a magic wand and could sort of turn back the clock on time, what would you do? With the healing and freedom and wisdom you’ve gained… What is your dream?”
I pause. My mind races. I didn’t have an answer. I’m out of practice. I’m not sure what I want.
I begin to share, but there is confusion and frustration and uncertainty in my voice. What DO I want?! Did I ever want anything? Maybe it’s too late anyway… maybe… Ok… wait… this is just me starting to go overboard… it’s a sort of panic-reaction at the thought of opening up my heart again to what has gone too long without a visit. My heart needs this (more than I know)… so I try again… Continue reading “Taking Time to Dream”