I thought it would be fun (and creatively challenging) to reflect on the last few decades about what I’ve seen, done, and learned. And then post 30 life lessons and experiences because…well…I’m turning 30. And June has 30 days. How convenient. Continue reading 30 Before 30
When was the last time you looked someone in the eye and had a real, uninterrupted conversation? A millennial acquaintance of mine told me she and her friends would play a game during social outings. It revolutionized their friendship-building skills … Continue reading Put your phone away.
What can people say about my life? Is my shadow my own or merely a masquerade? Do I allow others to see my battered, broken, belabored … Continue reading What does your shadow look like?
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 I’m grateful for a friend who merely asked me a question. It sort of stopped me in my tracks. (And I was driving!) I needed a heart reevaluation. Have you ever found yourself in a “respectable sin” rut? How many of your friends actually confront you in love? Continue reading blood brothers
The last two months have been very (maybe insert words like “difficult/trying/hard”?) insightful. I expect trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds….” James 1:2 I just didn’t expect the various ones that were chasing me down. (My trials are like grains of sand compared to the loss of a dear friend’s spouse. I’m sure she would echo the bullets below. I love you, Diane. And I’m praying for you ceaselessly.) What pulled me through and caused growth and failure and repentance and changed desires and new relationships and modified other relationships? 3 things: … Continue reading fellowship of a round piece of precious metal
– I’m encouraged by men devoted to speaking the truth in love. – I still feel inadequate…and always will. – Krispy Kreme & Starbucks sound really good right about now. – Babs sure has the perfect voice for an evening in JAX. – Long phone calls are a wonder when out traveling. – The world is loud. Make time to hear God’s whisper. – I’m thankful for the many blessings in my life. I don’t get on my knees enough and say that to the One who gave them to me. – Snow, hot chocolate, blankets, a roaring fire, and … Continue reading warrior 2: lead by example