Love

Opting out of heaven

* You can buy the bumper sticker here Taking the previous post on God’s Kryptonite a step further. I’ve got two kids. Let’s say one of them becomes sinful and rebellious (which would just never happen). But hypothetically, let’s just say for whatever reason one of my daughters lives a selfish and faithless life. At [...]

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The way back

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Gattaca – where genetically insufficient Vincent reveals how he defeats his genetically engineered brother Anton. Minimalist Monday thought: Regarding whatever project, initiative, goal you’re working on – what would it look like if you went all in, and saved nothing for the way back?

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Human Sacrifice

Continuing the theme for my last three posts, my thoughts keep landing on the words ‘human sacrifice’. There’s a few ways of looking at this. It’s human to sacrifice. The most glorious human stories that we’re in awe of whether in film or real life, involves sacrifice. Man dives into on-coming traffic to save a [...]

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Why I like twilight

For those of you in shock, I read the entire series a couple years ago and have already confessed this secret sin of mine. One primary reason for my fascination has a lot to do with my previous post on denying the essence of who you are for those whom you love. An underlying storyline [...]

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I would do anything for love…

A light one for minimalist monday. This is the original meatloaf version some of you may remember. I would do anything for love… but I won’t do that. What would ‘that‘ be for you?

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Broke beyond repair

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There are some dreams you pray with every fiber of your being never to come true. I had been thinking along this theme of beauty and brokenness for weeks. I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was only scratching the surface. I fell asleep one night asking God to take me further. We’re on a [...]

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You are her first love

The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Group Blogging Project continues. Chapter 3 – You are her first love – is brought to you by author, designer, consultant, speaker, & adventurer (and everything else you ever wanted to be)  Chris Marsden. My girls are still young. The older two talk about boys occasionally, but more in the [...]

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Broken I – Repulsive

Think of the most violent, horrific, and inhumane act you can imagine. I can’t quite say the words, but you know the ones. I’ve done them. Repeatedly. People look at me in disgust. But it’s really love in excess, maybe misdirected. What can I do, when my love comes out the wrong way? When it’s [...]

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