Posts filed under: Learning

we are beloved. beautifully and wonderfully made. one of His good gifts.

The world can try to steal parts of us. But we can also give pieces away. And much of what we loose, we have carelessly, recklessly, and unnecessarily relinquished. To...

Washing My Own Face First

A number of years ago I made a snap judgment about someone, based on what I thought I knew. But later, when I learned one important piece about her story...

Running My Race, Straining Towards the Finish Line

Our first hand experiences and knowledge of the world has grown due to today’s greater capacity and efficiency in communication and travel. As a result, one could easily imagine that...

Remaining Silent, Until Speaking

I have a tough time remaining quiet. Even when I have resolved to remain silent, before I know it words can escape and be given life. One of my God...

Taking the First Step

We can all prefer to stay in the familiar, rather than pursue something that is different or novel. Even when the familiar is destructive and fruitless. As a counsellor I ...

Writing a Legacy with our Lives

As the child grew, he watched his parents. And through them he learned a lot about how to navigate life. Some of what he learned he kept when he became...

Listening to Hear

Shortly after we were married my husband and I had an argument about communication. It started when I was sharing something that was extremely important to me. While he was...

Plans Interrupted

On my daily commute to and from work I used to drive by a salon that had a large sign outside their storefront, where each week they would post various...

Truth Telling

He stared at me. He leaned across the table towards me and asked, “Are you saying she is prejudiced?” I was caught off-guard by my brother’s frank question. I hesitated....

Holding Things Loosely

Hold on. Hold hands. Hold close. Hold back. Hold tight. We have a tendency to grasp too tightly. Especially when something has captured our hearts. Such as when we love...