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in pursuit of critical and compassionate living and thought. in surrender to courage & delight of Christ.

‘The List’: Part 2/2, a super-long “minimum requirements” relationship list.

So, here it is!  Some of the things on this list are very general and obvious (because even these can be forgotten or overlooked!), some may be found directly from … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘The List’: Part 1/2, on how I ended up with a super-long “minimum requirements” relationship list.

This post is about a very long “minimum requirements” relationship list. Its two-and-a-half pages long, and many more years in the making. Here’s how I ended up with it, and … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brokenness vs Guilt: Finding God as Love & Giver.

What is the difference between ‘brokenness’ and ‘guilt’? In both we know we have done something wrong. In both there is a profound element of knowing our sinful nature and … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNbroken. Contemplating brokenness in Christ.

“Un” means “not”. Not broken. Not was broken, and is now put together again, fixed. No. Not broken. Wasn’t broken. Isn’t broken. Can’t be broken. That is UNbroken. You are … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter, do you love me? Four words and a name, three times: The love & the call of Jesus.

They had just started the fire for breakfast, when interrupting his duty and distraction of poking the coals, Jesus asked him, “Peter, do you love me?” Three times he asked. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Richest. Contemplating the secret life in the Giver.

We always have something to give. May others think we are rich because they have grown accustomed to how freely we give. “Its nothing,” says the one who is rich … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

He said, she said: Enough already. (Hope for those learning love).

It always seemed unrequited was a requisite for love; that it was two better halves always competing to be better and to have half, be half; ending up half had. … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment