Out my Window: overcast, breezy, mid fall kind of day Enjoying: quiet Sundays, time to read the Sunday Times, a break in the semester, slower days, beautiful weather, fall wood wick candles, fresh picked apples, a physical copy of a Daybook from a kindred friend, excellent visits with different people Listening to/Watching: All things Assessment Techniques in Counseling and Psychopathology. Holy Post … Continue reading Daybook
I cannot believe this writing challenge was 3 years ago. I had desired to join this year but other things took precedence, so I re-read my words. This one struck a chord as I still struggle with this from time to time, so I thought I’d share just in case someone else could use the reminder too.
Same…“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Rita Mae Brown (usually accredited to Einstein)
We want change, but we really do not want to change what we are doing, or how we are thinking about something. We want to do the same things and think the same thoughts, but get our desired results. I have seen this over and over in my life and as I have listened and counselled many people. We talk a great talk, dream big dreams, but then do the same thing we have been doing, and life continues on the same. The shocking thing is we are truly surprised when things don’t change.
We keep dating the same person, expecting change because we wish it to be. We stay miserable in a job that we do not leave or alter the situation. We complain about our marriage…
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Sometimes Facebook reminds me of words I have written and the timing is perfect. This happened today. I needed these words. It has been a week of big feelings towards individuals in the Church, heartaches, frustrations, and celebrations. These words ring true today and were the reminder I needed to keep leaning in. I have been encouraged by Jesus’s words in Revelation lately, “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 He’s got this. Our part is to stay faithful. He will take care of the rest.
Church… that one word stirs up great emotions in me. It is a place where I have been completely undone and remade. It has been a place of great comfort and encouragement. Being in a fulltime ministry family I have seen the best of the Church and the worst. I totally get why people say they can’t stand the church, but I know we all need it. We need it to stay humble. It reminds me that we are all sinners saved by grace. It reminds me that I am meant to work with others to bring about the Kingdom. It cannot be done without the Church. It is a place where I want to flip tables and throw chairs, and the same place I want to cry, laugh…
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