Today is Family day here in Ontario, falling the day after Valentine’s. Which got me thinking about love and family. To me, there are three different types of family, which ideally represent the three main types of love: The family we are born into is meant to be our Agape love foundation. Agape love is … More what family looks like
I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block out … More community: family by choice
Until you commit to the goal of connection, all the relational tools in the world are not going to help you. It’s only when you decide to take responsibility to pursue connection that you will discover just why you need these tools. It’s only when you commit to moving toward someone that you will seek … More pressing in for connection
I was struck at the thought this morning that God leaves much in our hands, but nothing astounds me more than… The ability to choose. Choice. To head left or right. To move or stay. To say yes or no. To give or take. To forgive or hold s grudge. Most of our life happens … More Your choice
So many times, on our hesitation to act, we can allow ourselves to become persuaded. If the counsel is prudent, we may avoid trouble ahead. If the counsel is not, we might be acquiring more than we bargained for. In the novel Persuasion, Anne Elliot has a whirlwind romance at the age of 19 with a … More wading through persuasion
There are many kinds of people out there in this world. Not all of them are kind. You too may have brushed up against one, have one in your family, or work with one. Sometimes they don’t know any better, because they have not been shown much kindness in their lives. Sometimes they know they … More be kind
I don’t know about you, but I am much more comfortable with a person who is down to earth than one who thinks too highly about themselves. Oh sure, they may have cool skills, or have completed awesome tasks with accolades, but humility within a person is what truly makes them great. I love how … More where are you drawn to sit?