#adulting

As a parent of two older teens, I’ve had fun with the current #adulting trend. A little self-deprecating humour goes a long way in helping myself #rightsize my opinions of myself as well as my perception of self-importance and irreplace-ibility. This morning, after a very long and full work week with 4 am mornings and 11 pm evenings and being “on-the-clock” almost the whole time, I really wanted to sleep in. However, having been out of the office and away from home for the majority of the week, with a significant event tomorrow requiring extensive preparation today along with a…

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Our Good, Good Father

[Written for January 22, 2017] Dear Father God, You are a good, good father. Your word shows this to us again and again. How you have worked throughout history, through times of plenty and times of little, through natural disasters and through human created catastrophes, through all kinds of leadership … because you are not limited or confined by any of them. These are our creations and things of our own importance. By your grace we get to make choices, have independent thoughts and opinions, and the amazing wonder of all of it is that you reassure us that in…

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You Can’t Complete Me

I was in University, it was the year before my friend and I decided to start dating when the movie Jerry Maguire came out with this iconic line. I remember thinking, at the time, how I wanted to be able to say that phrase myself. It took many more years for me to learn how empty and destroying that phrase was to my marriage and myself. Creating a healthier approach took even longer. When I got married I really did think that my fiancée did complete me. He was one of the first persons to whom I could speak without…

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Do you really know who you are?

Do you really know who you are? Are you the best person to answer the question “Who am I?” Have you ever thought or said: “Well, they just don’t know who I am!” “Wow, that was a nice compliment. I’ve never thought of myself that way before.” “If you only knew what I was thinking right now…” “You’re right, I would never treat a stranger that way.” Let me flip the lens around. Have you ever watched a person walk away and thought: “You have no idea! You just have no idea, do you?” “I could really help them, if…

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