We have a timeout chair in our house. The timeout routine typically goes something like this... "Go to time out."Wait prescribed time."Why are you in time out?"Explanation and discussion."What do you need to say?""Sorry""I forgive you.""You may get out of time out." Now let me ask you something. What is the good news for our children here?If you say forgiveness, you're … [Read more...] about Forgiveness Is Only the Beginning
Archives for October 2013
What Is This Obsession with Soul?
We are on a 31 day journey of chasing soul. It occurs to me I have not defined my terms. What do I mean by 'chasing soul'? What is this obsession with soul?When I speak of chasing soul, I mean learning to live out of a deeper reality. Rather than flit and fly along the surface, buffeted by every breeze, we live out of an anchored soul-level place. Brent Curtis and John … [Read more...] about What Is This Obsession with Soul?
When You Don’t Need to Know All the Details
I've been thinking a lot about a quote from Bob Goff in his encouraging book Love Does. Every time one of his children turned ten, he took them on an adventure of their choosing. Very little planning...all heart and gusto. He draws parallels between those adventures and the one Jesus calls us to: Even though Jesus' disciples were older, they must have felt like my kids … [Read more...] about When You Don’t Need to Know All the Details
Your Story Is Beautiful
Your story is beautiful. I hope you know that. Every nuance, every twist, every banal and trivial detail...it is all more beautiful than you know. When you share your story, I glimpse soul. I see my soul and I learn, as I see your soul displayed. Don't hide your story. Tell it. I will do a better job of listening. I will slow down. I won't try to fix you. I won't … [Read more...] about Your Story Is Beautiful
Thirsty and Vulnerable
To come in contact with soul is to encounter thirst and vulnerability. I often wish there was another way. I wish I could step into deep and rich places of beauty and wonder and divinity without having to experience my own need, without having to know my absolute desperation, but soul and thirst and vulnerability are intertwined. To find soul, to press into the deep places … [Read more...] about Thirsty and Vulnerable