Thanks to Poetry Circle, I was able to get these words out… Beyond Beyond the cage I locked myself in Beyond the beliefs that strangled my heart Beyond the circle of people I surrounded myself with Beyond the lessons that taught me to fear and judge Beyond the precepts that encouraged me to hide my… Continue reading Beyond
Let’s pretend we’re not human. Let’s pretend life is easy. Let’s pretend prayer solves everything. Let’s pretend our homes are immaculate and that we don’t shove things in a closet or junk drawer when company comes over. Let’s pretend our wallets are always full and that none of us ever struggle financially. Let’s pretend… Continue reading Let’s Pretend
Great article!! Source: Vulnerability is our Common Bond
from “Tired Of Trying To Measure Up,” by Jeff Van Vonderen. What is a “shame-based system?” A shame-based system can be a church or group in which the authority figure demands a certain level of performance, whether spoken or implied. If you don’t live up to the standard of the system, messages that are either… Continue reading Shame-Based Systems
I love this talk….
Originally posted on The Value of Sparrows:
Many sincere believers lack a proper understanding of God. These people have caricatured his face. The caricature is increasingly unacceptable to today’s men and women – and they are quite right to reject it because it represents the face of a false God. Who is God for us? Is…
I know. You don’t!! What if God alone knows? What if I know what I need to know for my life, and you know what you need to know for yours? What if we are both equally confused and we’ll go through this life never knowing? Must we always be fighting about who knows, sitting… Continue reading I know. You don’t!!