That's how I want to live. Pressing forward. Acknowledging my shortcomings, but not controlled by them. Persevering. I want to live somewhere between perfection and excuse. I want to live by grace.
Here's my point - We are not always good at seeing ourselves accurately. Growth - change, good or bad - tends to happen so slowly that we don't really recognize it. We can easily get frustrated thinking we aren't making any progress. We can just as easily get complacent, thinking we are doing okay when we aren't.
I'm in a little bit of a funk today. There's no one thing that caused my funk. I just feel off. And I'm anxious about some big things I've been praying over for a long time with no clear answer. I feel like I'm always three steps behind where I need to be. I feel… Continue reading Funk
"Don't look back. You aren't going that way." I don't know where these words originated, but they came to me while I was looking for inspirational wall decals for the room I changed to my office. I didn't go with this expression for the room, but it was written on my mirror for almost a… Continue reading Look Where You Are Going
The right choice is simple. I never said it was easy, but it is simple. I just want to take the easy way out. I remember snapshots of conversations that I had with my ex. I remember telling him that the right choice was obvious. Don't betray and abandon your wife. Simple. He wanted easy,… Continue reading Short-cuts
As I prepare for a new school year, my mind drifts back to a particular class from my middle school years. In hindsight, while the teacher was not stellar, my class really didn't give him a chance. We were unified in our ruthlessness (and we were NOT easily unified). In fact, many of my policies… Continue reading Balance
I read a sad article this week about a pastor and writer who is not only getting a divorce after more than two decades of marriage, but also is walking away from his faith completely, telling the world he is no longer a Christian. I don't know all the details of the situation, but my… Continue reading Fret Not