Larry Crabb on Community {18/31 Niches}

"Everything in spiritual community is reversed from the world's order. It is our weakness, not our competence, that moves others; our sorrows, not our blessings, that break down the barriers of fear and shame that keep us apart; our admitted failures, not our paraded successes, that bind us together in hope. " "Brokenness is the … Continue reading Larry Crabb on Community {18/31 Niches}

[Im]Practical Adjustments

"In our demand that we be practical, we have nudged the Spirit aside and gone after objectives we can reach without Him. We’ve learned to empathize, listen well, and affirm without judging, to free people to be themselves as they define who they are and what they want. Holiness has been bumped out of the … Continue reading [Im]Practical Adjustments

The Halfway Point

Since it has been about half the year, I thought I'd take a couple minutes to make sure I'm still on track with my goals for this year. Fitness Run a lot! - as of wednesday afternoon I've logged 342 miles. Sounds like a lot to me :) Run a half marathon. Or two. there's … Continue reading The Halfway Point

Confused People

"The upside of confusion is openness. Confused people listen better, not always, but more often than those people whose minds are made up. Those folks listen only in order to critique, to see if someone else is on the right track, namely theirs. Confused people are more likely to combine kindness with whatever convictions emerge … Continue reading Confused People

Words, Community, and Controversy :: ideas worth-sharing::

I'm starting up my monthly lists of links again. I'm always finding things I want to talk about or share. The problem is I don't always have the time to write about them. So I'll just keep a list and choose the best of the best to share. So, without further ado, january's ideas worth … Continue reading Words, Community, and Controversy :: ideas worth-sharing::

Delight in Him {a community of women begins}

"We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine." -Song of Solomon 1:4 This new thing I keep mentioning and trying to write a post on and failing. Is a study of sorts. It's something I've been needing. For a while now I've felt a gap in how girls and … Continue reading Delight in Him {a community of women begins}

‘Like’ my page?

Would any one of you like to follow me on facebook and have my posts show up in your newsfeed? I finally took the plunge. :) Your presence would be greatly enjoyed and appreciated in this new online community. Thanks to you all! Happy Sunday!