...how do you exactly embrace life when it isn't exactly what you've signed up for?
What do we do with the time in our hands and the children in our home?
This is the revolution I’m desperate to see.
The quiet ripple of revival, all starting with us.
And there's no shame in feeling the feeling, or owning the emotion, but here's the chance to be truly great:
To trust God to straighten things up that look and feel crooked.
To let grace be the antidote so anger, ageing and anxiety don't have to be.
James Dobson said it right, "babies come into the world with no instructions, and you pretty much assemble them on your own...they are maddeningly complex and there are no guaranteed formulas. Even the most intelligent professionals are struggling with their child rearing responsibilities at home..."
The art of waiting --- isn't it about allowing the waiting to make you, letting the tango of tension to mould you, and sorting your heart so solitude can find you?
What presents as a painful struggle for you today might be the very thing needed to expand you to flight tomorrow.
Dear Son, Today we celebrated Father's Day. We had lots of fun and lots of laughter, but not everyone has that. Father's Day is a spectrum of feelings to many different people. It's sobering to those who've grown up without a dad, and sorrowful to others who've been hurt by their dads. And your dad is… Continue reading “Dear Son” – A Letter To The Future Man In You
Being able to deal well with losses is one of the most important skills to have, as losses are life's constant companion, and if managed well can offer an opportunity for regrowth and revival.
Because who'd ever get this?
For those days when you're hollowed out in the lowlands of life, He's provided a High Way out.
For the seasons when the fog of depression disorients, and the black of losses eclipses --- He's got His light shining through all your cracks.
And on the other side of Heaven, we'd see a glimpse of the why.
Why God would place His most prized possessions in the fire, why He'd allow His most precious vessels in the melting pot of distress.
Sometimes the chart of our lives may seem frenzied, and chaotic --- but God really does have a method to all the seeming madness, and a certainty in all the chaos.
Like it or not, if our heart desires to serve the great call of God in our lives, then we're called to lead and liberate others into their greatness in God.
How I love this post by Carey Nieuwhof; ...just a few excerpts of his wonderful word here. May it stick on the wall of our hearts always: You are the common denominator in everything that’s happened in your life. Faithfulness is rare. Not just in marriage, but also in life. Culture teaches us to dispose of… Continue reading 25 Random Pieces Of Advice For Leaders In Their 20s, 30s Or 40s
And when you've convinced yourselves that it's really time to walk away is when you really walk away from the grace that's able to reconcile two broken halves together.
When you decide to carry hurts unexplainable is when you compromise the gift of His love so unsurmountable to break impossible barriers, and remake deeply broken lives.
...this story of a damsel, who thought of the ridiculous - that she could drain the brook by the bucket...