honor vs. honesty

  “They honor me with their mouths, but their hearts are far from me.” If this isn’t the cry of a mother, a father, and a lover, I don’t know what is. We don’t want your words. We want you. The Trinity is awesomely crazy about you. He wants your heart. Don’t ask me why. … Continue reading honor vs. honesty

quotes from Unexpected Gifts by Christopher L. Heuertz

Christopher L. Heuertz’s Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community “The most authentic (communities) are on a continual journey of failing miserably.” (xiv) “In our own freedom, we still go about making mistakes, disappointing ourselves and others, living with guilt, shame, regret, or fear that the consequences of our worst moments will catch up to … Continue reading quotes from Unexpected Gifts by Christopher L. Heuertz

there’s no such thing as a sweet couple | pt.3

Romantic love is not the same thing as true love: it can be, but not automatically. Many times romantic love is selfish.   At least at the beginning, someone is focusing on you, they’re giving you undivided attention, plenty ‘o affirmation and care, gifts, quality time, loving words of affirmation, physical touch…it’s got all the goods. It … Continue reading there’s no such thing as a sweet couple | pt.3

seeds

I was riding my bike to work this morning, thinking about seeds. I think god’s caused me to stumble onto something with the whole seed thing. I’m beginning to see the work god begins in us starts out as a seed. Humans do. Oranges do. Trees do. I think salvation does. I think that’s why we … Continue reading seeds

strangers & couples

I’m sitting pretty close to a couple at a coffee shop. The guy is scared shitless. I don’t think she knows. I think she likes him. He’s so wound up trying to be what she wants, she can’t see him. They’re both buried under years of pretending. She thinks she likes him. But she doesn’t … Continue reading strangers & couples

able to love people

How’s this for a new way of looking at things? What if because Christ is in us, and he’s Amazing at loving people, that means we’re also Amazing at loving people? Or if we’re not yet, we at least will be? What if just changing how we view ourselves would begin to shift the way … Continue reading able to love people